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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 268929-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional Category

Job Summary:

The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI), in collaboration with the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, seeks an Assistant Professor (CHS) or Associate Professor (CHS) of Biostatistics.

We welcome your application to join a vibrant basic research department (BMI) and serve as a Core Investigator with the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), a Department of Surgery unit focused on health services, health outcomes, and behavioral intervention research, as well as clinical trial design. BMI and Surgery have a strong collaborative research relationship and wish to strengthen that relationship through these activities. Both departments are deeply committed to having people from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences engage with, contribute to, and participate in our research, teaching, service, and outreach activities.

This is an opportunity to use your biostatistical expertise, unique perspective, and experience to contribute significantly to health services research that will ultimately benefit patients in the clinic and their families. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with investigators; develop novel statistical and experimental approaches; and apply your biostatistical expertise to a wide range of health services, clinical trial design, and behavioral health interventions research. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with BMI faculty and staff, teach BMI graduate courses; be a trainer in BMI's graduate programs; develop yourself as a leader, and potentially a supervisor; and contribute to the departments, school, institution, and profession through committee and service work, all while supporting the school's efforts to create a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, and accepting culture and environment for all.

If you are selected for this role, you will find yourself in a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating environment that will challenge and engage you, and in which everyone engages with one another in a manner consistent with the SMPH Shared Guidelines for Professional Conduct.

The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and the Department of Surgery are committed to creating an inclusive, accepting, welcoming, and anti-racist environment in which all people can thrive. We especially encourage those groups underrepresented in STEM fields to apply for this position.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.


50% Lead and/or support health outcomes research projects in collaboration with WiSOR investigators, including providing statistical consultation to investigators in WiSOR and other programs, and developing and implementing scientifically rigorous study designs that meet project needs, ethical review requirements, and publication standards, including sample size/power calculations.

25% Write and contribute to the writing of grant applications, study protocols, and IRB submissions as a co-PI or co-Investigator, with the goal of supporting at least 50% effort through collaborative and independent external funding.

15% Teach BMI graduate courses and mentor faculty, research staff, graduate students, and research fellows on biostatistics, including concepts, application, and including biostatistical approaches in experimental design

10% Communicate scientific results in various venues (papers, meetings, team labs).

The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

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


Terminal Degree
PhD or equivalent in Clinical Biostatistics, Biostatistics, Statistics, or closely related quantitative field


*A minimum of 3 years of experience with interdisciplinary research collaboration in the areas of health services, clinical trial design, behavioral intervention analysis, and/or health outcomes research
*Expertise in health services research, clinical trial design, behavioral intervention analysis, and/or health outcomes research.
*Strong programming skills in common statistical software packages, such as R, Python, and Stata
*Publication record appropriate to their stage of career and discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
*Potential to contribute to development of funded research programs, as demonstrated through award of or contributions to funded grants as PI or key personnel
*Experience mentoring research fellows, early-career faculty, staff, and/or graduate students
*Experience teaching graduate courses
*Strong written and oral communication skills
*Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels of the organization, from students to senior faculty and administrators.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2023


ANNUAL (12 months)
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (

Additional Information:

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

Please be aware that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

About the Departments and Madison
The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics is a collaborative and fast-growing basic science department within the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) at UW-Madison. BMI is home to 27 faculty plus a strong cohort of MS Biostatisticians and PhD biostatisticians and bioinformatics experts who engage in collaborative research activities in support of PIs throughout SMPH and UW-Madison. BMI faculty engage in methodological and collaborative research/team science on a wide range of topics, such as population health, clinical trials, genetics, genomics (single-cell to social), natural language processing, machine learning, medical image analysis, wearable devices, computational optics, artificial intelligence, and others, all with the potential to impact human health. BMI offers a highly flexible workplace and an environment in which all faculty and staff contribute to the overall success of the department and are encouraged to develop as professionals and individuals.

The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) is a vibrant health services research program within the Department of Surgery, with approximately 20 faculty and 25 research staff. WiSOR faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative work environment, ample opportunities for professional development, and a hybrid office-remote workplace. WiSOR research focuses on health outcomes, clinical trial design, and behavior intervention research.
Madison is the capitol city of Wisconsin, is situated on several scenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities in the US in which to live. It offers an excellent environment for families and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. Madison is fast becoming a biotechnology hub for the Midwest and is home to Exact Sciences (Cologuard), Epic Systems (MyChart), Promega, and many other life sciences and biotechnology companies, both large and small. Located in south-central Wisconsin, Madison is within an easy drive to Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

How to Apply:

To apply, please select "Apply Now" to upload:
-Letter of interest specifically addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, and your experience, current interests or activities and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
-Research Statement
-Three (3) peer-reviewed and published manuscripts

You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references. Upon submission of your application, your references will be automatically contacted to provide a letter of reference on your behalf.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 15, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.

At UW School of Medicine and Public Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, we encourage you to apply even if you're not sure you meet all of these qualifications.

The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Lily Kramer
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Associate Professor (CHS)(IC015) or Assistant Professor (CHS)(IC016)



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:

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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