University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 227731

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.

Provides research expertise to fundamental and applied scientific research and solves 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. 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.

Principal duties:
- Collects and analyzes increasingly complex research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures (30%)
- Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, co-authors publications, and disseminates information to appropriate entities (20%)
- Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area (10%)
- Develops and implements increasingly complex research methodologies, procedures, and criteria (10%)
- Reviews and edits protocols to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and consistency (10%)
- Assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding (10%)
- Other duties as assigned (10%)

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