University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 87241



Working Title:
Health Services Researcher
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent.
 MDs must be board eligible or board certified for the Wisconsin medical license
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Strong candidates for this position will have research interest and experience in health services research, community based research or primary care research. A proven track record of pursuing and obtaining extramural funds would be of benefit to an applicant, as would experience in leading research teams in the conduct of health services, community, or primary care research. This position is available to researchers in the beginning of their career or can be modified for a mature experienced researcher who is ready for a leadership role. Academic credentials appropriate to the selected rank are necessary, with the associate and full professor rank requiring the applicant to meet criteria meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the CHS track.
Principal duties:
The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) ( seeks a candidate to join a leading family medicine research department as a researcher. This position will have responsibilities that include research, teaching various learners include medical students, residents, fellows and others in clinical and research settings, as well as clinical care responsibilities if an MD.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of a departmental community health initiative designed to bridge the gap between academic medicine, the health care delivery system and the community. S/he will join a group of DFMCH faculty who conduct research in focus areas such as alcohol, substance abuse, obesity prevention, complementary and alternative medicine, health care literacy, and primary care services.

This candidate will lead community research efforts in the DFMCH Office of Community Health This statewide office is responsible for integrating community health into the Department mission areas of research, education, and clinical services. The successful candidate will provide consultative support and expertise for statewide DFMCH faculty and stakeholders regarding community research and evaluation methods. S/he will facilitate research connections between DFMCH and community partners, including through UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community-Academic Partnership (ICTR-CAP).

There are excellent opportunities to collaborate with a group of health services researchers within the department, across the Madison and the UW System Campuses, the State Department of Health Services, and Wisconsin communities through the Department's Statewide Clinical Campus. This includes opportunity to work with partners in the UW Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (, the Collaborative Center for Health Equity ( and to partner with the Milwaukee Center for Urban and Population Health ( Extensive resources to support health services research are available through the department and the ICTR Health Innovation Program ( ) as well as the Wisconsin Partnership Program (

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research, education, and service missions of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the University. He or she will be expected to pursue and secure independent funding and continue/develop a robust health services research program in collaboration with other DFMCH faculty and scientists or faculty across the University System, as well as leaders from Wisconsin communities. Depending on prior experience, the selected candidate will be expected to provide research mentoring to junior faculty and fellows. The candidate will meet regularly with research team members to develop and submit grant proposals for external funding, oversee grant activities, supervise and participate in data collection and analysis, and examine project results, develop human subjects protocols, collaborate in the preparation and writing of progress reports and publications, and in the presentation of the research project at local, regional and national meetings. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in professional, public and university service and faculty governance appropriate to the rank and carry leadership responsibilities.

  Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin, Department of Family Medicine, a leader in family medicine research, is seeking an MD or PhD Health Services Researcher with experience in health services and/or community based research. Success in obtaining external funding is a plus, as is demonstrated work with minority populations in the area of health and health inequalities, experience with community program evaluation, or primary care research networks. Minorities & women are encouraged to apply. The preferred candidate will excel in effective and positive communication; be able to work collaboratively across the university and the state, as well as independently. S/he will have experience in developing and working in community based participatory research, and/or health services research on a large scale. S/he should be familiar with quantitative and qualitative research methods, data collection and analysis and summarizing and publishing research findings. The ideal candidate will be looking to lead their own project, publish extensively and develop new research initiatives. More experienced candidates will be expected to provide research mentoring to junior faculty and fellows.

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

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Department(s):SMPH/FAMILY MED
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $48,072 ANNUAL (12 months)
Plus UW Medical Foundation
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:60% - 100%
Anticipated begin date:OCTOBER 05, 2016
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
To apply, send a letter of interest outlining relevant experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Joanne Looze, University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 1100 Delaplaine Ct, Madison WI 53715; e-mail To ensure full consideration, please apply by August 31, 2016.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Joanne Looze
Phone: 608-265-2386
1100 Delaplaine Ct   
Fax: 608-262-1215
Delaplane Ct 1100   
Madison, WI 53715-1840   
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