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Apply now Job no: 92776-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Office & Administrative Support, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Working Title:

Community Based Researcher - CHDI

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 01, 2018


This position will end on DECEMBER 31, 2018.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,054 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Master's Degree in population health, public policy, public administration, public health, social sciences or related field is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- A minimum of 5 years of work experience related to public health, health policy and/or health equity is required. Experience working on cancer related health disparities with underserved populations is strongly preferred. Additional experience or additional relevant training is also preferred.
- Knowledge of CBPR methods and a demonstrated track-record of developing and facilitating community-academic partnerships is required.
- Experience conducting applied public health related research, and developing and managing research projects is required.
- Experience writing external grants and contracts, publications and reports is required.
- Evidence of strong communication skills; including experience with group facilitation is required.
?Experience translating research into practice for community audiences and developing educational materials based on health literacy principles is strongly preferred.
- -Experience working or living in the African American community is strongly preferred.

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Position Summary:

The Cancer Health Disparities Initiative's (CHDI) mission is to increase the capacity of communities, UW faculty and Carbone Cancer Center members, to reduce inequities in cancer burden through research, outreach and education. The Community Based Researcher will develop and lead CHDI initiated CBPR projects in collaboration with CHDI's Lead Researcher and faculty leaders. This staff member will also provide consultation, training, and direct assistance on the development and implementation of community-engaged research conducted by UW faculty and staff in collaboration with CHDI. The Community Based Researcher will also lead the ongoing development of CHDI?s African American cancer project that integrates community engaged research, outreach and training opportunities in the African American community in Dane County and southern Wisconsin and includes supporting enrollment of underrepresented patient populations into UWCCC clinical care and clinical trials.

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.

Additional Information:

Successful candidates will have a strong interest in applied research in population health and cancer health disparities. They will understand and practice community based participatory research as an inter-disciplinary method of promoting social change that advance population health and health equity. They will have experience working on cancer health disparities among African Americans, a rich mix of communication, organizational, analytical, and writing skills and a strong foundation in applied research methods. Successful candidates will have experience developing and writing materials for professional and lay audiences and experience training and coaching both professional and laypersons in the conduct of research, program development and program evaluation. Experience supervising/mentoring student interns and other staff is also a plus. This is a full-time position. Demonstrated ability to write clearly and to speak effectively in a group setting is required. Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines with limited supervision is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and in a team-oriented environment is required. Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening or weekend meetings/events is required.

-Some travel in Wisconsin is required and the candidate must be qualified to drive a state vehicle and/or provide own means of transportation.

Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and maturity. Candidates must be effective at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions, be clear and effective communicators, promote and create collegial environments that value accountability. Employees will also be expected to uphold UWCCC core values as defined below:
- Respect: Demonstrate respect for self and others--behave professionally
- Integrity: Act with integrity and honesty
- Teamwork: Commit to and demonstrate teamwork
- Excellence: Ensure excellence, quality, and high ethical standards in conduct and performance

This position is initially a 12 month appointment with the ability to be extended up to a total of 2 years and/or can be converted to a renwable appointment if funding is secured.


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Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please explain how your experience relates to this position description.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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