The Section of General Internal Medicine is seeking a mathematical modeler to support the health services research efforts of their faculty who direct the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy and NIH-funded Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research. The research emphasis of the Section is to develop and evaluate ways to improve chronic disease care and prevention in real-world settings, particularly among vulnerable groups such as African Americans, indigent patients in community health centers, older adults, and minority children.
The Senior Research Specialist will be an expert in mathematical modeling and apply these skills to working with the research faculty of the Section of General Internal Medicine on a range of projects in health services research and health economics.
The individual must have experience independently building microsimulation models and conducting cost-effectiveness analyses/decision analyses for chronic diseases
The ideal candidate would supplement these skills by having awareness of healthcare policy
Work for the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy
The Center aims to influence healthcare policies by studying innovations in chronic disease prevention, treatment, and care organization
Experience with mathematical modeling
Expert knowledge of mathematical modeling procedures in R, C, SAS, or equivalent
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel @Risk software and/or TreeAge required.
Experience with decision science methodology (cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analysis, program evaluation) required.
Ability to train and supervise others, including students, volunteers and other support staff required.
Knowledge of chronic diseases required.
Strong analytical skills required.
Strong problem-solving skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree or PhD-candidate in Public Health, Public Policy, Health Economics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or advanced degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required.
Two years of experience working with academic medical research or public health projects required.
Experience with designing, developing, or running mathematical models, cost-effectiveness analyses or decision analyses required.
Experience with diabetes mathematical modeling preferred
â‹NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
Internal Number: JR03382
About University of Chicago
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.