Job no: 227256-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Contributes to a research agenda set by a lead researcher by preparing and managing data sets, conducting analyses using data science techniques, and presenting the results.

This position supports the Medicaid Evaluation, Research, and Technical Assistance (MERTA) activities within the Institute for Research on Poverty. MERTA includes multidisciplinary projects assessing changes in health insurance enrollment, design, access, and health care use, along with various health service delivery and system interventions. The principal responsibility in this position will be to conduct data programming, data management, and analytic tasks using data from Medicaid program enrollment and health care claims, and link the data to other datasets. The incumbent will work with a dynamic team, with investigators across UW in social sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, business, social work, collaborating faculty at other universities, and data professionals at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum of bachelors degree, masters degree preferred, in social sciences or data science/analytics field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous experience with and understanding of administrative health care claims data required.

1 year required, 2-3 years preferred of professional experience conducting data programming and data management.

Experience working in health services planning, social science research, or in a public policy environment required.

Additional Information:

Fluency with data management/statistical programming packages (SAS, STATA) and with standard software packages (e.g. Word, Excel) required.

Commitment to detail and documentation.

Ability to work with minimal supervision in managing several detailed tasks at one time.

Ability to work across and manage multiple databases and assure effective data use and application across multiple projects.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Dependability, flexibility, maturity, and the ability to work effectively with both internal and external collaborators



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $51,292 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Cover letter, resume, and list of references required.


Donna Friedsam
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Sep 18 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 26 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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