University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Research Specialist in Epidemiologic Ophthalmology
The UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences seeks a graduate student with quantitative analytical skills to work as a key member of Dr Roomasa Channa’s research team focused on leveraging retinal imaging and genetics datasets to study novel pathways involved in vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.
For more information, see here.

Post-Doctoral Training in Behavioral Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
This NCI-supported T32 interdisciplinary training program seeks candidates with an interest in nicotine dependence and tobacco control, cervical cancer prevention, cultural and literacy issues in cancer prevention and control, disparities in cancer care, quality of life and symptom management issues in cancer survivors, psychosocial and behavioral aspects of familial and hereditary cancer, and health care provider practices in cancer prevention and control. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 30th, 2021 or until all positions are filled.
For more information, see here.

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Arnold School of Public Health
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina seeks applicants with expertise in advanced epidemiologic research methods.
For more information, see here.

Epidemiologist-Masters Prepared at the Marshfield Clinic Health System
The Epidemiologist will support the ongoing development and research within the Epidemiology research program, functioning as project manager and key contact for multi-site studies, assisting investigators with study planning and implementation, scientific presentations, and manuscript writing and publication. Responsibilities will include coordination of research study teams, data management and analytic support, assistance with study design, protocol development, grant writing, scientific presentations, and manuscript preparation.
For more information, see here.

Tenure Track Position in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
The Department of Epidemiology at the Fay W. BOOZman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), seeks candiates for an Assistant or Associate Professor role. Applicants should have a PhD in epidemiology and a research interest in perinatal, birth defects, reproductive, and/or maternal child health epidemiology. Applicants with related research interests also relevant to cancer, such as pediatric cancer, are also encouraged to apply.
For more information, see here.

Graduate Student Hourly in UW Nutritional Sciences of Population Health
Applicants are sought to assist in the recruitment and enrollment of older women, who are participants in the nationwide Women’s Health Initiative into a study of the health of the gut microbiome, and eye health.
For more information on the position, see here.
The post will start on October 1, 2020 and is expected to end August 31, 2021
To apply, please visit the student job board at (job number 496752)

Evaluator or Senior Evaluator at Apex
Apex provides program planning, evaluation, facilitation, and technical assistance to the public and nonprofit sectors. Candidates with a master’s degree for either position, plus e a doctoral degree for the senior evaluator role. The roles include collecting, analyzing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data; using statistical software, including Excel, SPSS, or Stata and data visualization tools such as Tableau, R, or Microsoft BI.
For more information, see here.

California Department of Public Health Epidemiologic Investigation Service Fellowship Program
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) seeks applicants with an MPH or other advanced degree (e.g., MD, DDS, or DVM) in a health-related field with at least one course in epidemiology and one course in biostatistics. Fellows may to work within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) or a local health department. The specific opportunities will depend in part upon the Preceptor a Fellow is assigned to-assignments may be available in fields such as environmental health; infectious disease control; chronic disease control; and maternal, child, and adolescent health.
For more information, see here.
Application deadline: The application is available online and must be emailed or postmarked by October 30, 2020 for the July 2021-June 2022 training year.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fellowships
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health Field Support Branch seeks candidates to fill positions their Emergency Preparedness & Response (EPR) and Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Program Teams. These opportunities are open to recent graduates with a Doctoral or Master’s level degree who have experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, or maternal and child health.
For more information and to apply, see here

Breast Cancer Epidemiology Modeling Project Assistant
The Carbone Cancer Center seeks a Project Assistant preferably with experience in epidemiology or health-related research, statistical analyses and ability to apply analysis to cancer epidemiology and health services research, and project coordination with the ability to work on and track multiple projects simultaneously.
For more information and to apply, see here

Cancer Epidemiology Project Assistant
The Carbone Cancer Center seeks a Masters or PhD student pursuing a degree in public health, population health, medicine, sociology or related field.
For more information and to apply, see here

Health Equity Coordinator at the Wisconsin DHS Bureau of Community Health Promotion
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Bureau of Community Health Promotion seeks a Maternal and child health-focused Health Equity Coordinator. For more information and to apply, see here

Policy Analyst at the DC Department of Human Services in the Family Services Administration, DHS
The Department of Health Services seeks and Analyst to work within the Family Services Administration, which manages programs for individuals, families, and youth experiencing homelessness. Applicants should possess strong data analysis skills and the ability to conduct complex policy and data analyses using specialized software programming (such as SPSS, R, Tableau, or MicroStrategy) and generate reports and dashboards with sophisticated graphics, tables, and charts.
Please note that applications are due by July 30, 2020.
For more information and to apply, see here

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Prevention Research Center (UWPRC)- Engagement and Translation Specialist
The Engagement and Translation Specialist will coordinate the community engagement activities for the UWPRC. This work will include establishing the Community Advisory Board (CAB) with family members with lived experience, developing relationships with CAB, and providing training to support the CAB connection to prevention research. They will also be involved in UWPRC communication, evaluation and training activities.
Please note that applications are due by July 22, 2020.
To apply, see here

Positions at the Surgo Foundation

The Surgo Foundation is seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Director, Insights Design and Behavioral Science
  • Senior Research Scientist, Causal AI
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Senior Research Scientist, Behavioral
  • Program Manager

To learn more about these position vacancies, see here
To learn more about the Surgo Foundation’s COVID-19 response, see here

DHS hiring Epidemiologists to support COVID-19 Occupational Safety and Health activities statewide

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Division of Public Health’s Occupational Surveillance Program seek an Advanced Epidemiologist/ Program Manager and two staff Epidemiologists to start as soon as possible.

See here for the position descriptions.
Apply for the Advanced Epidemiologist/ Program Manager position here
Apply for an Epidemiologist position here

Reproductive Health Family Planning Unit Supervisor

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting to fill a Reproductive Health Family Planning Unit Supervisor position within the Bureau of Community Health Promotion.

For more information, see here

Postdoctoral Positions in Race-Related Stressors and Health Disparities
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities seeks two full-time postdoctoral fellows to join the newly established Race-Related Stressors & Health Disparities Research Area.
For more information, see here

Postdoctoral Position in the UW Department of Biomolecular Chemistry

The lab of Dr. Feyza Engin seeks highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join. This lab aims to understand the mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and death in type 1 diabetes, with focus on stress, beta cell-immune cell crosstalk and other mechanisms that may contribute to beta cell death.
For more information, see here

Maternal and Infant Mortality Prevention Unit Supervisor
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH)  seeks a Maternal and Infant Mortality Prevention Unit Supervisor.
Deadline to apply: July 8, 2020
For more information, see here

Postdoctoral Trainee, Health Disparities Research
The Health Disparities Research Scholars Postdoctoral T32 Training Program in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for one postdoctoral trainee position available 9/1/2020. This program supports the training and mentoring of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health. Seeking candidates who are committed to a research career.
For more information, see here

Director, Division of Intramural Population Health Research
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks a Director for the Division of Intramural Population Health Research.
For more information, see the vacancy announcement and details document here
or on the NIH website here

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Positions
The WI DHS seeks an Outreach Specialist and an Evaluation Researcher both to support efforts to reduce the harm of opioids in Wisconsin.
For more information, see here:
Outreach Specialist
Evaluation Researcher

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Council GIRL Center in Washington DC or NYC
The GIRL Center at the Population Council is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise and interest in the intersections between gender, education, and health and strong quantitative skills, to start this spring. The appointment is for one year, subject to annual review. Applicants from different disciplines (demography, social science, economics, public health, education, etc.), are welcome to apply. The position can be based in either DC or NY.
For more information, see here
Deadline for applications: April 3, 2020

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Health, McGill University
The School of Population & Global Health at McGill University seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Health. In accordance with McGill’s responsibilities in relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and in response to commitments made in McGill’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, preference will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous from within Canada. For more information, see here

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership for Better Health Programs
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Health Policy Research Scholars and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders. The Health Policy Research Scholars program is a four-year national leadership development program to train full-time doctoral students from non-clinical, academic disciplines with a policy focus who build a culture of health in their disciplines and communities. The Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program supports and expands action-oriented and community-engaged research to create healthier communities. Its goal is to produce diverse, interdisciplinary leaders who conduct and apply equity-focused health research in order to drive improvements in the health of communities and help advance a Culture of Health.
For more information, see here
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
The Health Policy Research Center at the Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, invites applications for a full-time, two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applicants should have a strong interest in public health policy and health behaviors, particularly tobacco and related substance use and obesity-related behaviors.
For more information, see here

Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment Interns
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment seeks student and post-doctoral interns for Summer 2020. Trainees will learn more about the intersection of science research and science policy, and work with EPA human health risk assessment scientists and staff.
For more information about CHPEA, see here
For more information on the eligibility requirements and how to apply, see here
Deadline to apply to ensure consideration: 4/15/2020

Post Doctoral Fellowship in VA Health Services Research
The Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), a two-site center at VA Boston and VA Bedford seeks applicants for post-doctoral training in Health Services Research within the Veterans Health Administration.
Deadline to apply to ensure consideration: 3/30/2020
For more information, see here

Oral Health Epidemiologist
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) seeks an Oral Health Epidemiologist to join the Bureau of Community Health Promotion in Madison, Wisconsin. The successful candidate will provide statewide leadership and expertise for surveillance methodologies, design, and evaluation of collection protocols, statistical analysis, interpretation of results, and presentation of findings for oral health issues.
Deadline to apply: 2/17/2020
For more information, see here

Assistant Professor – Population Health Research
The School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, seeks to fill one or two full-time Assistant Professor faculty positions. A terminal doctoral degree in public health or a related discipline is required and applicants should have research interests focused on populations in the United States whose health status is impacted by social and structural inequities.
For more information, see here

Assistant Director for Team Science and Research Development
The UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) seeks applicants with a Master’s degree in public health, clinical research, science, engineering, or other related discipline and a minimum of 3 years working on or with research teams and experience with developing and delivering (providing instruction) training.

For more information, see here

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management, University of Maryland
The School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management (expected start date of August 2020). The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research and service activities. The successful applicant will have expertise in health equity or health disparities in the context of health care delivery, health care access and quality, or health care management.

For more information, see here

NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development- Post Doctoral Fellows
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Branch (SBSB) within the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development seeks multiple Post Doctoral Fellows. Applicants sought will have an interest in the etiology of child and adolescent health and health-related behaviors including substance use, diet, weight, sleep, smoking, and physical activity; influence of neurobehavioral, social, and environmental factors on eating behaviors and diet-related health outcomes during pregnancy and early childhood; and developmental risk factors for mental health problems and their outcomes including suicide. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to develop their own initiatives within the scope of ongoing research in the branch.

For more information, see here

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Public Health, New York State University at Stony Brook
Preference will be given to exceptional candidates who could build collaborations across existing faculty. Areas of potential collaboration may include aging, health services research, child/adolescent health, clinical outcomes research, global health, health disparities research, and trauma; with methodologic areas in casual inference/methods, applied econometrics, intervention research/pragmatic trials and implementation science. Requirements: PhD (or other relevant doctoral degree) with an active research program in public health; Experience working on multidisciplinary, collaborative population health projects; Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the graduate level.
For additional information on the position, please contact Dr.Jaymie Meliker
Those interested in this opportunity should upload a cover letter describingqualifications for the position, a CV, a statement of research goals and teaching philosophy to

Syndromic Surveillance Program Evaluator & Data Analyst, UW Population Health Institute
This position will focus on developing and implementing new data analysis techniques and evaluating reports and key indicators to identify clusters and outbreaks earlier than conventional surveillance methods. The position will evaluate and translate complex analyses into findings and conclusions.
For more information and to apply, see here

Research Specialist – Program Evaluation, UW Population Health Institute
Candidates with a history of applied research are sought to join the Population Health Institute’s team of professional evaluators. Applicants with a proven track record of experience with complex data management and descriptive data analysis are especially encouraged to apply.
The Institute advances health and well-being for all by developing and evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. Working across the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health, positions support evaluation of community-, school-, and clinic-based health promotion and youth development programs.
For more information and to apply, see here

Assistant Professor, Health and Disability Studies, Tufts University
The Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, open to candidates with a degree in occupational therapy or health related fields, to begin in September 2020. Applications are encouraged from candidates with interdisciplinary research focused on health promotion, activity and participation, or disparities for people with or at risk of disability. Expertise in occupational therapy, public health, rehabilitation sciences, health services research, or disability studies preferred.
The candidate must hold a research doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) and scholarship in areas that are closely allied to the department’s strategic goals and vision. Applicants should submit (1) Cover letter, (2) CV, (3) Statement of research interests, (4) Statement of teaching experience, (5) Three recent publications demonstrating line of scholarship, and (6) Three confidential letters of reference to: For questions about the position, contact Seath Crandall (

Student Evaluator/ Data Assistant, UW-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension seeks students who can work 12 hours or more per week during the academic year. Preferred skills are proficiency with SPSS or MAXQDA, or some other statistical/qualitative data analysis software. Evaluator/ Data Assistants will support evaluation and data specialists in collecting, cleaning, analyzing (quantitative and qualitative) and reporting data and findings.
For more information and to apply, see here

Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) Seeks Recent Graduates
WHIO is a Madison-based 501(c)3 organization, chartered in Wisconsin statutes but otherwise independently operated and funded. Since 2007 WHIO has gathered medical and pharmacy claims data from most of the state’s health insurers as well as the state Medicaid program to create a comprehensive database of patient care.
The ideal candidate is skilled and creative in the use of SQL (though no need for anything as extensive as stored procedure or database development) and has been exposed to a BI tool such as Tableau. A strong candidate would also have experience with medical and pharmacy payer claims data.
For more information, contact Jim Auron, Director of Customer Solutions on or 608-442-3883

Post-Doctoral Fellow at Princeton or UCLA
A newly funded post-doctoral fellow s sought for a project on the role of occupational stratification by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. Successful candidates must have advanced statistical modeling experience (e.g., complex growth curve models, multilevel models, multistate processes) and excellent statistical programming skills (preferably in Stata and R) plus graduate training in a sociology, demography, or another social science.
This position can be held either at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University, or at the California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers at both institutions and also have some time for his/her own research. Candidates should apply only to the one of the two universities where they would prefer to be located.
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Posted 2/26/19