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Working title:

Administrative Director - Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program

Official title:


Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of one-year experience in research administration preferred. Experience in an academic health care or health research setting required.

Principal duties:

The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) is a rapidly growing research program with over 25 investigators, 15 research staff and over $3 million in research funding per year. The mission of WiSOR is to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency of surgical care through research and innovation. The program encompasses comparative effectiveness research, qualitative research particularly related to patient-provider interactions, as well as research in performance and safety in surgical care, patterns of care, quality of life, and decision analysis. The administrative director will provide administrative leadership to the program and manage the development of strategic partnerships for the program.

(50%) Program Development
Develop and implement strategies to increase the profile of WiSOR’s research capabilities within the University and academic community.

Utilize research as the basis for improving business relations, clinical pathways, and patient care.

Research, design, manage, and meet deadlines for projects as they arise based on direction from the Faculty Director.

Participate in regional and national networks on planning and program development.

Participate in activities and meetings designed to facilitate collaboration and strengthen relationships with regional partners, community partners, and with sponsors.

Work with faculty and staff to develop new collaborations.

Work with faculty to organize research and educational programs at the state, regional, and national levels.

Direct the development and implementation of website and other channels to support education, marketing, and communications to internal and external stakeholders.

Develop educational materials to support research efforts.

(25%) Research Growth
Identify potential funding opportunities and coordinate proposals that match the research interests and resources within the department, to facilitate the development of effective interdisciplinary research

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