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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 223008-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Department Of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease seeks a Scientist to join an expanding research initiative within the Department. The Infection Control Research Program, led by Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, seeks to improve the health and quality of life of patients through high-impact research in learning health systems, transformational research on infection control and prevention using translational methods, biomedical informatics, clinical trials, clinical microbiology and implementation science. The Scientist will serve as a managing member of a growing and dynamic team, providing support for the program's varied scientific and analytic activities by conducting clinical trials, implementing interventions, and statistical analysis of cutting-edge data to address significant public health and clinical research questions. The Scientist will also identify research problems and collaborate in the design and implementation of new studies for the program. The Scientist will manage research efforts of the team under Dr. Safdar's guidance and leadership. This position represents an opportunity for significant professional and scientific growth within a collaborative, supportive research environment.

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD or equivalent in clinical trials, infectious diseases clinical research, health services research, public health, epidemiology, behavioral or social science, or other closely related fields is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years of post-doctoral training in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, clinical trials, clinical microbiology, or comparable area are required for consideration. The successful applicant is required to have demonstrated quantitative research skills, experience working with large datasets typically used to conduct health services research (e.g. Medicare claims and electronic medical records datasets, VA data). In addition to quantitative research skills, the successful applicant is also required to demonstrate competence in standard office productivity software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite). A scientific publication track record is preferred.

Additional Information:

Hire will be subject to criminal background check requirements. A period of evaluation will be required. Candidate should have an interest in building a portfolio and the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. The successful applicant will be highly self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, be team-oriented, work and problem-solve independently. The applicant will also have a deep and abiding interest in the program's mission to reduce infectious diseases related morbidity and mortality.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to get started. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application.


Charles Amble
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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