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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 224654-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Scientist will be a member of the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative (C3I) Coordinating Center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center and led by Principal Investigator Dr. Betsy Rolland and Senior Scientist Dr. Michael Fiore. The Coordinating Center provides leadership and scientific support for investigators at 42 NCI-designated Cancer Centers across the US engaged in integrating smoking cessation services for cancer patients into local clinical workflows, with additional Centers to be funded in Fall 2020. The Scientist will continue and add to existing data collection and analysis efforts, with primary responsibility for cessation reach and effectiveness data. They will also assist the Principal Investigator in conducting site visits at the Centers, collecting and analyzing qualitative data on implementation efforts. The Scientist will be responsible for dissemination of research findings, publications, reports, and conference presentations, and will have the opportunity to propose and lead publications utilizing the C3I data to further our understanding of the implementation of cessation programs in cancer care. The Scientist will work closely with the coordinating center Principal Investigator to ensure responsive support to the selected research sites, as well as working closely with the Expert Panel developed by the National Cancer Institute.

Building on the success of the first three years of the C3I, we are engaging with participating researchers to leverage this vast network into a research consortium that can uniquely address cessation research, implementation science, and policy questions around smoking cessation for cancer patients. The Coordinating Center will be providing support to cross-site collaborative working groups seeking to launch pilot projects that can lead to federal funding proposals. The Scientist will provide assistance to those groups in understanding and using our existing qualitative and quantitative data. They may also be engaged in conducting preliminary data analyses for cross-network projects in support of external funding proposals, with the possibility of developing projects based on their own research interests consistent with the overall C3I Program.

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 in social or behavioral sciences, epidemiology, public health, health services research or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum 1 year of post-doctoral experience in applied research specializing in the area of tobacco cessation, control, and/or policy.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university faculty and clinicians, providing leadership on a major component of a project.
-A history of professional publication/dissemination of findings.

- Strong focus on cancer-related questions.
- Experience working with health systems, especially NCI-designated cancer centers
- Experience in mixed methods research, collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data.
- Familiarity with the principles of Implementation Science.
- Experience working on large, multi-site projects, especially as part of a centralized coordinating center.
- Experience with program or project evaluation.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

This is a terminal position lasting two years. There is a possibility that the position may be made renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment and/or funding becomes available. Additional support for the Scientist may be written into external funding proposals that support cross-network projects.

Travel up to 20% is required, conducting site visits at cancer centers across the country, representing C3I at 4-5 conferences each year, and attending twice-annual C3I meetings in different US locations. Remote work options may be available on a case by case basis.

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

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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

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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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