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Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 80096



Working Title:
Researcher - Health Innovation Program
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Master's Degree required. Degree in the biological, social or behavioral sciences preferred. Graduate level statistics study desirable.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Some previous experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a thorough knowledge of the principles of research including study design, sample selection, survey development, data collection, database maintenance, and statistical analyses.
Principal duties:
The goal of the Health Innovation Program (HIP) is to create a model of health services research that partners researchers with healthcare organizations to design, implement, and evaluate strategies to improve health care delivery. Additional information is available at The selected candidate for this position will serve as a key member of the research team of HIP director Dr. Maureen Smith and the Health Innovation Program. The successful candidate will collaborate on multi-disciplinary research and improvement initiatives under Dr. Smith's leadership.

Specific duties include:
1. Assist principal investigators to conduct high quality research; maintain knowledge of specific study and regulatory guidelines to help ensure compliance.
2. Analyze data and interpret data findings.
3. Manage project data, including collection and storage, and assure data consistency/security.
4. Write, edit, and disseminate research reports, technical reports, academic papers and research presentations in cooperation with the research team.
5. Manage projects through all phases of the research including group communication and tasks of other members of the research team.
6. Complete protocols for conducting research involving human subjects.
7. Conduct scientific literature searches, including abstracting data from published sources, summarizing articles, and maintaining a bibliographic database.
8. Contribute to research grant submissions to federal and nonfederal funding agencies.
9. Maintain communication with community research partners.
  Additional Information:
 Additional desired skills:
1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
2. Detail oriented with strong interpersonal, organizational, management and computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint are required.
3. Ability to plan, organize, lead and manage projects within deadline and budget parameters and achieve measurable results.
4. Ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision.
5. Ability to balance and prioritize multiple responsibilities effectively.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:50% - 100%
Anticipated begin date:JULY 26, 2015
Number of Positions:2

Application must be received by: JULY 19, 2014
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80096 to:
Glenn Allen
Phone: 608-265-4089
Division of Medicine and Public Health
Fax: N/A
Department of Population Health Sciences Unit Health Innovation Program
800 University Bay Dr Room 210
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. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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