Job no: 232829-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Project Management, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This researcher position will work in the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) research program in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine & Public Health at UW-Madison. The SHOW program collects data on a broad set of health determinants and aims to build the infrastructure to support ongoing data collection, follow-up surveys, and support community action and translational research efforts for both community partners and faculty researchers in the school.

SHOW also serves as an infrastructure for executing additional research projects or ancillary studies, sometimes as separate studies, sometimes added into the annual SHOW core survey. SHOW serves as a coordinating center, managing the design, implementation, and analysis and playing a critical role in communication and quality control for these research studies.

Recently SHOW became a formal member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) through establishment of the SHOW Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) shared service. The goal of the shared service is to support cancer prevention research using study design, survey design expertise and SHOW data or biosamples for advancing translational and prevention research among Wisconsin residents.

The overall goal of this position is to coordinate and manage the core activities of the SHOW CPC as well as to support (as resources allow) additional ancillary study coordination beyond studies proposed by UWCCC members. This position will include the following activities: planning, communicating with research partners, oversight of protocol implementation and data management. This individual will serve as a liaison between the administrative and science teams pertaining to ancillary study protocol implementation in the field. This position will be under the general supervision of the SHOW Associate Director.

Finally, SHOW CPC and the core SHOW program need support for maintaining correspondence with the University Institutional Review Board. This position will be asked to become familiar with and serve as the key liaison of the SHOW program with the UW IRB.

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 in public or community health, epidemiology, sociology, health education, environmental health sciences or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

2 years experience working in research or public health setting required
3-5 years working in research or public health setting preferred
1-2 years of data analysis (SAS, R, STATA) preferred
1-3 years of quantitative data collection and/or analysis preferred

Preferred Characteristics:
-Experience managing and implementing survey research protocols and quality assurance methods and Institutional Review Board applications for population-based research
-Working knowledge of the principles of population-based research and ability to apply it to operational systems
-Experience communicating with a variety of audiences, collaborators and partners from diverse backgrounds to plan, implement, document and evaluate ancillary study systems, data collection and research findings
-Support diverse partners in identifying study design needs and ability to use data to advance cancer prevention and control research
-Experience developing, analyzing and selecting survey and data collection instruments and protocols
-Analyze data accumulated operationally (i.e. recruitment and retention data) and scientifically (analysis of collected data) using SAS statistical package
-Ability to support project design and management including working with teams of administrative, field, phlebotomy and scientific staff to coordinate all parts of the study. (At SHOW this would include administrative tracking of communication with study partners and careful tracking and use of the SHOW CPC shared service)
-Serve as a key liaison between the SHOW CPC leadership and scientists and cancer center members

License or Certificate:

Must have a valid Wisconsin driver's license with a clean driving record and willingness to drive SHOW minivan.

Additional Information:

Candidates must demonstrate ability to be clear and effective written and oral communicators. Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and maturity. Work experience should also demonstrate candidate's ability to create study and/or project timelines, identify deliverables and all elements (staff, protocols, equipment, supplies, training, expertise) needed to execute and reach study aims. This includes the candidate's ability to (1) coordinate and prioritize multiple studies and study tasks, and (2) backwards plan from long term goals, to short terms goals, to monthly, weekly, and daily objectives and tasks.

Candidates must be effective at building interpersonal relationships, facilitating inclusion and growth among staff, and promoting collegial environments that value accountability. Therefore, candidates will be expected to commit to and demonstrate teamwork, while also being comfortable leading, coordinating and managing research studies and meetings.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the '' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the
position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.


Nick Harding
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Apr 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 6 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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