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Apply now Job no: 97458-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Information Systems/Technology, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Programmer Analyst

Official Title:


Hiring Department(s):



75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 01, 2019


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or public health is preferred. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Expert-level database and SAS programming skills.
Working knowledge of SQL (or other database querying language)
Prior experience constructing analytic files from large databases and merging databases from multiple sources based on project specifications.
Prior research experience that includes constructing analytic datasets for hierarchical modeling, multivariable regression, and survival analysis is desirable.
Knowledge of relational health care databases (e.g., Medicare claims, electronic medical record, hospital discharge data) is desirable.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

License or Certificate:


Position Summary:

Are you an experienced database programmer who wants to make an impact on health care quality? The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), a vibrant, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research program within the Department of Surgery, is seeking an expert-level SAS programmer to join our rapidly growing program. As part of a team of programmers and biostatisticians, you will provide research analysis and programming expertise to support health services research on a variety of topics, including performance and safety in surgical care, patterns of care, and comparative effectiveness. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented problem solver who is both able to work independently and contribute to team science.

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:

WiSOR is a rapidly growing research program with the mission of improving the quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency of surgical care through research and innovation. The program encompasses comparative effectiveness research, qualitative research particularly related to patient-provider interactions, as well as research in performance and safety in surgical care, patterns of care, quality of life, and decision analysis. The database programmer will collaborate with WiSOR faculty and staff with a variety of backgrounds including MDs, PhDs and MPHs.


Cory Reithmeyer
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please select "Apply Now" to upload your cover letter and CV.

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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