University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job no: 238007-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The UW Carbone Cancer Center's Cancer Health Disparities Initiative's (CHDI) mission is to increase the capacity of communities and cancer researchers, to reduce inequities in cancer burden through research, outreach and education. The CHDI Researcher will provide research support for Dr. Earlise Ward (PI) and any Cancer Center PI leading collaborative research projects across the Cancer Center and help create a bridge between research/science and local communities across Wisconsin

The incumbent will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of established and new research initiatives and work with a diverse group of cancer researchers. He/she will provide research expertise to population science, disparities and translational scientific research and solve problems in research development and applications to support the advancement of research. The position requires the incumbent to understand research project development (IRBs, grant and protocol writing), data collection methodologies, data analysis, and data dissemination (manuscript writing). Candidates will have a strong interest in population health sciences as they relate to cancer; and an understanding of social determinants of health, and health disparities. The person will have the ability to work independently and with strong organizational skills.

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 Epidemiology, Public Health, Sociology, Biostatistics, or related field required.
- Ph.D. preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- 1 -2 years' experience working in a research or public health setting required
- Demonstrated ability to have contributed to a wide range of research development activities such as writing IRB applications, protocols, grants and manuscripts required
- 3-5 years' experience working in a research or public health setting preferred
- 1-3 years of data analysis (SAS, R, STATA) preferred
- 1-3 years of qualitative data collection and/or analysis preferred

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

- This position may allow remote/work from home flexibility up to three days/week. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process.

Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and maturity. Candidates must be effective at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions, be clear and effective communicators, promote and create collegial environments that value accountability. Employees will also be expected to uphold UWCCC core values as defined below:
- Diversity & Inclusiveness: Embrace differences and promote fairness and equity while fostering a sense of belonging.
- Respect: Demonstrate respect for self and others -- behave professionally
- Integrity: Act with integrity and honesty.
- Teamwork: Commit to and demonstrate teamwork.
- Excellence: Ensure excellence, quality, and high ethical standards in conduct and performance.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


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Academic Staff-Renewable

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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. 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: Jul 29 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 27 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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