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.
Working with Dr. Safdar and her collaborators in the Infection Control Research Program and the Department of Medicine, the Scientist will play a key role in the conduct of innovative research in health outcomes, and clinical trials which strive to improve care and reduce healthcare-associated infections.
Specifically, the incumbent will:
1. Identify research problems; collaborate and advise in the design and implementation of studies for the research team. 2. Using standard and advanced statistical techniques routinely used in clinical research, analyze or guide the analysis and assist in interpreting data from various studies, including retrospective claims data studies and randomized clinical trials. 3. Disseminate research results through the preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication in major scientific journals and the presentation of findings at local and national scientific meetings. 4. Contribute to the development of proposals for new research projects and the submission of grants to procure funding for new projects. 5. Support the professional growth of other members of the Safdar research team, including research specialists, graduate students, fellows and post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty members. 6. Coordinate regular graduate-level scientific weekly check-in meetings with program PhDs and post-docs, organize a regular writing group and journal club, and manage the scheduling of scientific topics of interest for the weekly Safdar Research Group meetings. 7. Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
Identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs research, and helps to prepare the results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research.
20% Assists with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures
20% Collects and analyzes research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision and limited responsibility
20% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities
20% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information
10% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
10% Serves as a main point of contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders providing information and representing the interests of a specialized research area
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Required Terminal Degree 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 required.
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.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.
Hire will be subject to criminal background check requirements.
A period of evaluation will be required.
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