Scientist – Cancer Center Cessation Initiative- University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center

Scientist – Cancer Center Cessation Initiative- University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center

Posting Date: 07/08/2020

Job Information/Description:

The Scientist will be a member of the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative (C3I) Coordinating Center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center and led by Principal Investigator Dr. Betsy Rolland and Senior Scientist Dr. Michael Fiore. The Coordinating Center provides leadership and scientific support for investigators at 42 NCI-designated Cancer Centers across the US engaged in integrating smoking cessation services for cancer patients into local clinical workflows, with additional Centers to be funded in Fall 2020. The Scientist will continue and add to existing data collection and analysis efforts, with primary responsibility for cessation reach and effectiveness data. They will also assist the Principal Investigator in conducting site visits at the Centers, collecting and analyzing qualitative data on implementation efforts. The Scientist will be responsible for dissemination of research findings, publications, reports, and conference presentations, and will have the opportunity to propose and lead publications utilizing the C3I data to further our understanding of the implementation of cessation programs in cancer care. The Scientist will work closely with the coordinating center Principal Investigator to ensure responsive support to the selected research sites, as well as working closely with the Expert Panel developed by the National Cancer Institute.

Building on the success of the first three years of the C3I, we are engaging with participating researchers to leverage this vast network into a research consortium that can uniquely address cessation research, implementation science, and policy questions around smoking cessation for cancer patients. The Coordinating Center will be providing support to cross-site collaborative working groups seeking to launch pilot projects that can lead to federal funding proposals. The Scientist will provide assistance to those groups in understanding and using our existing qualitative and quantitative data. They may also be engaged in conducting preliminary data analyses for cross-network projects in support of external funding proposals, with the possibility of developing projects based on their own research interests consistent with the overall C3I Program.

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in social or behavioral sciences, epidemiology, public health, health services research or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:


– Minimum 1 year of post-doctoral experience in applied research specializing in the area of tobacco cessation, control, and/or policy.

– Excellent analytical and writing skills.

– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university faculty and clinicians, providing leadership on a major component of a project.

-A history of professional publication/dissemination of findings.

Contact Information:

No contact information provided.


Please note, the posting closes July 27th.

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