JOB NO.: 91519-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91519-AS

Working Title: Public Health Research Scientist



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 07, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,861 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD or equivalent in epidemiology, public health, health policy, health services research, health economics, behavioral or social science, or other closely related fields required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1+ years of experience in epidemiology, applied public health, and/or community-based participatory research required. Familiarity with clinical data (e.g. electronic health records or infectious disease surveillance) is highly desirable, as is experience in working with diverse databases and data structures.

Partnerships with local and county public health professionals, people who inject drugs, and other stakeholders is a main focus of this research, and therefore prior experience with community-based participatory research would be beneficial.

Familiarity with laboratory-based diagnosis of blood-borne viral pathogens and public health surveillance systems would also be highly relevant.

Experience in qualitative research skills, implementation science and/or evaluation methodology is also valued but not required.

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases seeks a candidate to join the research program on HIV, viral hepatitis and substance use disorders led by Dr. Ryan Westergaard. The research team engages in patient-oriented research and implementation science, seeking to eliminate health disparities by race, socioeconomic status, and geographic area. This new position is being created to support a specific research project aimed at preventing HIV, hepatitis C virus and other harms associated with opioid injection in rural communities.

Additional Information:

The ideal candidate would be highly motivated and passionate about public health and social justice. She or he should be comfortable taking a leadership role on collaborative teams comprised of people with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

In addition to quantitative research skills, the successful applicant will also demonstrate competence in standard office productivity software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and one or more statistical packages (e.g. SAS or Stata).

The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a scientific publication track record, and interest in building a public health research portfolio.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Kimberly Pinch
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Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Aug 4 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 1 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time