Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 25, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227440-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, Project Management, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about conducting research and improving health care quality and outcomes? The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) is seeking a researcher to join our rapidly growing program. WiSOR is an interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research program within the Department of Surgery that supports a wide variety of outcomes-focused research, including health care disparities, comparative effectiveness, patterns of care, and performance and safety in surgical care. The immediate program needs for this position involve project management of a large multisite study that examines patient engagement in breast cancer surgery decision making. Other ongoing work focuses on breast cancer survivorship and disparities in breast reconstruction.

The selected candidate will assist with a variety of research areas, including project management, coordination of research teams, and execution of research. You will be expected to have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and be able to manage projects involving interdisciplinary teams that include clinicians, biostatisticians, and qualitative researchers. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, highly organized, detail-oriented problem solver who is both able to work independently and contribute to team science.

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's Degree or higher required. Degree in public health, population health, clinical investigation, health communications, sociology, or closely related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1-2 years of experience in conducting outcomes, health services, or clinical research is required.
1-2 years of experience managing complex, interdisciplinary projects preferred.
1-2 years of experience enrolling subjects in clinical trials preferred.

Well-qualified candidates will also have the following preferred criteria:
-Excellent organizational skills
-Ability to follow and assist in developing research protocols consistently and accurately, with a high level of attention to detail
-Superb written and oral communication skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with patients, families, administrators, and clinicians
-Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
-Evidence of being a quick learner, motivation to develop new skills
-Ability to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision
-A commitment to fostering the values of diversity and inclusion



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume by selecting "".


Cory Reithmeyer
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Sep 25 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 22 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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