Job no: 236704-AS
Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time,
Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
SMPH/POP HEALTH INST/PHI
Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health
Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research
Specialists, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research,
Scientific, Other, Project Management
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
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.
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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
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.
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Master's degree required with specialization in public health,
epidemiology, biological sciences, social work, or related
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
- 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
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word,
PowerPoint), SAS, ArcGIS, Tableau, or other software
- 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
- 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
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.
A538400-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH INST/PHI
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:
$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
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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.
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Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation
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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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