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Working title:

Scientist - WISOR

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Degree and area of specialization:

PhD required in health services research, public health, and/or health policy or other related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

2 years’ experience preferred, including research writing and publications in peer reviewed journals; designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative health research; demonstrated expertise in research design, statistical analysis, and quantitative research methods including health services research or econometric techniques. Research experience within health care systems and/or health data preferred. Excellent analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience educating and mentoring health professionals and/or students in research desired.

Principal duties:

The selected candidate for this position will serve as a key member of the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program with an emphasis on expanding health services research within the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The Scientist will collaborate with faculty in a wide variety of otolaryngology-related health services research, with the goal of developing extramural funding to support the program. Opportunities exist to develop interdisciplinary projects as well as inter-institutional projects. The Scientist will serve as a collaborator and facilitator to advance this growing research program.

Principal duties include providing oversight of projects, identifying research problems, designing research methodologies, providing one-on-one training and research mentorship to new researchers, performing and supervising research, preparing research results for presentation to professional organizations, and submission as scholarly publications. In addition the scientist will be responsible for identifying and securing funding for research projects, and participating in research dissemination initiatives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with Principal Investigators in the advancement of comparative effectiveness, qualitative and quantitative health services research. The scientist will work independently on projects agreed upon with the PI and will be expected to develop new and complex approaches and methods to investigate scientific questions. In addition, the scientist will be expected to publish and present research findings both locally and nationally. This individual will provide daily supervision and training for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, surgical residents, and other research staff in appropriate methodology. The scientist will also oversee progress on projects and ensure milestones are met (e.g. progress reports and publications in the highest quality research journals).

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