Job no: 227630-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Information Systems/Technology, Project Management, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center's (UWCCC) Cancer Cessation Initiative (C3I) Coordinating Center coordinate a project to rapidly collect, harmonize, analyze, and report on discrete EHR data elements of COVID patients. This COVID data project is working to determine the associations between a variety of variables including smoking history, cancer history, demographics, co-morbid medical conditions, laboratory data, and medications and adverse COVID outcomes including intubation and death. 21 health systems across the United States are participating and provide relevant de-indentified data to UW-CTRI on more than 170,000 COVID patients. Participating health systems will continue to update their data set with new COVID patients, providing monthly data updates through the end of 2020. The National Cancer Institute has supported this initiative as part of the C3I program.

A project administrator is needed to lead and manage the administrative efforts of the UW-CTRI/UWCCC COVID project, providing superior scientific and logistical project management and organization to the project.

This position will report directly to the UW-CTRI Center Director who leads the COVID project.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity and inclusion, 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 in public health, statistics, epidemiology or related area required. Candidates with PhD in these fields or related area will also be considered.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required qualifications:
- A minimum of 3 years of project management experience
- A history of peer-reviewed publications, preferably in tobacco control

Preferred qualifications:
- Prior work experience in tobacco control research or practice

Additional Information:

Excellent written and oral communications skills, and superb interpersonal skills, are required. An understanding of data and statistics is highly desirable.

This is a fixed-term terminal position which is expected to last for two years from date of hire. There is potential extension and/or conversion to a renewable appointment based on funding, program needs and satisfactory performance.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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.

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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: Oct 7 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 28 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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