Madison, WI
Sep 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92062-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92062-AS

Working Title: Health Services Research Scientist



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 05, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

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

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1 year of post-doctoral training in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, economics, health disparities, Alzheimer's disease and dementia research, or comparable area preferred but not required for consideration.

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics seeks a Scientist to join a new research initiative within the Department. The Health Services and Care Research (HSCR) Program, led by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, seeks to improve the health and quality of life of patients and caregivers through high-impact transformational research on care policy, processes and outcomes and rigorous development, testing and dissemination of pioneering medical care models. The Scientist will serve as an integral member of a growing and dynamic team, providing support for the program's varied scientific and analytic activities by conducting statistical analysis of cutting-edge health services research studies to address significant public health and clinical research questions. The Scientist will also identify research problems and collaborate in the design and implementation of new studies for the team. This position represents an opportunity for significant professional and scientific growth within a collaborative, supportive research environment.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated quantitative research skills, experience working with large datasets typically used to conduct health services research (e.g. Medicare claims and electronic medical records datasets), excellent verbal and written communication skills, a scientific publication track record, an interest in building a health policy research portfolio, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. In addition to quantitative research skills, the successful applicant will also demonstrate competence in standard office productivity software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

Additional Information:

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.

The UW Department of Medicine maintains several well-funded research programs, ranking it in the top 20 of academic Departments of Medicine with respect to total amount of NIH funding. The UW Division of Geriatrics within the Department of Medicine is a nationally recognized program supporting widely acknowledged research endeavors in Alzheimer's disease, cancer and aging, caloric restriction, falls, osteoporosis, sleep disorders in the elderly, older women's health, transitional care and health services research. Together, these programs have attracted substantial research funding from several federal and non-federal sources, including NIH and VA.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Carol Hermann
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Instructions to applicants:

Click "Apply Now" to get started. Please upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references during the application process.

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: Sep 12 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Dec 31 2017 11:55 PM Central Standard Time