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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
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Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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Job no: 236704-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research, Scientific, Other, Project Management

Position Summary:

We seek an HIV Prevention Epidemiologist to join the HIV Surveillance Unit at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). In collaboration with the UW Population Health Institute, this position will be based in the Communicable Disease Harm Reduction Section, Bureau of Communicable Diseases (BCD), Division of Public Health (DPH), DHS. Under the general supervision of the HIV Surveillance Unit Supervisor, the HIV Prevention Epidemiologist will serve as a subject matter expert in providing the HIV Program with technical assistance, data management, epidemiology, and evaluation expertise.

The HIV Prevention Epidemiologist is responsible for data analysis and interpretation of HIV prevention data used for program planning and development within the Section. This includes responsibility for data management and datasets that are used for public health research, program evaluation, and quality assurance by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DPH, medical providers, local health departments, community partners, and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH).

This HIV Prevention Epidemiologist is responsible for ensuring the availability of a comprehensive statewide communicable disease surveillance system and a prevention data system for HIV that includes timely and accurate data on HIV counseling, testing, and referral (CTR) and PrEP, and risk factors for HIV transmission. This enables DPH, local public health agencies, and partner agencies to provide disease prevention and intervention, and to measure and assess the burden of HIV in Wisconsin. The incumbent uses a health equity lens and promotes diversity and inclusion throughout their work.

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 required with specialization in public health, epidemiology, biological sciences, social work, or related fields.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of two years' post master's level experience working in epidemiology, infectious diseases and/or public health is required.

Highly preferred:
- Two years of experience applying expertise in epidemiology and related methods of public health practice.
- Two years of experience applying knowledge of program evaluation principles and the ability to apply these principles to program activities such as developing and implementing evaluation plans.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SAS, ArcGIS, Tableau, or other software applications.
- Ability to create, clean, and manipulate large datasets.
- Ability to statistically analyze data.
- Experience providing consultation and technical assistance to public health colleagues and community partners.
- A strong commitment to working collaboratively and respectfully with communities disproportionately impacted by HIV, including (but not limited to) gay and bisexual men, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), transgender people, and people who use drugs.
- A minimum of two years of experience providing education on policy and procedure to professional and paraprofessional service providers, with experience in quality assurance principles as applied to public health programs.
- Knowledge of confidentiality as it applies to public health, medical, and social service records.
- Ability to write grant applications or progress reports and correspondence.

Additional Information:

Additional strengths preferred:
- Demonstrated ability to organize and accomplish work, manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines, with a high level of motivation.
- Strong verbal and written skills to effectively communicate results, present information and respond to questions from diverse audiences (public health professional, public health officials and the public), particularly in relation to health disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health.
- Ability to operate professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced environment that emphasizes teamwork, integrity, and excellence.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus/non-DHS work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $62,000 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
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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