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Apply now Job no: 239548-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Director of Medicaid Research & Evaluation leads the development and execution of research, evaluation, and technical assistance in the Medicaid research unit of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). This position will develop and lead projects with state and federal agencies and foundation sponsors, helping to identify research questions; design research methodologies; perform and supervise research; develop research teams; serve as liaison for Medicaid research unit with internal and external stakeholders; and prepare and present results for academic, policy practitioner, and public audiences. They will also provide project management and oversight of contracts, budgets, and multiple research teams.

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:

Terminal degree in public health, public policy, or related discipline

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Knowledge of Medicaid and health policy required
-Knowledge of research and evaluation methods, and at least five years of experience supporting and conducting rigorous social science research required
-Experience writing and implementing grant proposals and/or contracts required
-Project management, including budget management experience required
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
-Ability to remain highly organized, attend to detail, manage a variety of tasks, and meet dynamic deadlines required
-Expertise in the use of software applications for creating publications, databases, spreadsheets, evaluation applications, and word processing required
-Ability to work collaboratively with diverse research teams including faculty, affiliates, staff, and students, as well as external sponsors and stakeholders required; supervisory experience preferred
-Entrepreneurial skills required; i.e., expertise in identifying and executing unique research, funding, and collaborative opportunities



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Hilary Shager
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. )

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.

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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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