Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) is the largest
private medical research institute in Wisconsin. MCRI is the
research division of Marshfield Clinic, an integrated
multispecialty health care system with over 700 physicians and
50+ regional centers. The MCRI Center for Clinical
Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) is seeking a
masters-level epidemiologist to support epidemiology research
with a major focus on the Vaccine Safety Datalink, a
CDC-funded research program. The CCEPH mission is to improve
population health and patient care outcomes by leading and
promoting consequential epidemiology research. We have the
resources and expertise to conduct cutting-edge research,
including a combined electronic medical record, medication and
immunization registries, and a large group of experienced
epidemiologists and scientific support staff. Research at MCRF
is funded by a variety of federal agencies and other sources,
including CDC, NIH, NIOSH, FDA, and industry.
Marshfield is a city in central Wisconsin, about 2 hours
north of Madison. It offers all the benefits of a small city
lifestyle with convenient access to metropolitan areas,
including Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee, and Chicago. City
or country living opportunities are readily available. The
community offers a rewarding and low stress lifestyle with
short commute times, an excellent school system, affordable
housing, cultural events, and a variety of outdoor
recreational activities. The Washington Post has ranked
Marshfield High School as the best in Wisconsin. Recently
voted the 5th best small city in which to raise a
family, Marshfield combines small city charm with mid-western
Masters Epidemiologist Position
The Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health is
seeking a masters-level epidemiologist. The Epidemiologist
will support epidemiology research with a major focus on the
Vaccine Safety Datalink, a CDC-funded research program. The
epidemiologist will function as a project manager, research
collaborator, and key contact for VSD based research. Major
responsibilities will include: a) coordination of research
studies, b) data management and analytic support, c)
assistance with study design, protocol development, grant
writing and d) ensuring compliance with IRB and privacy rules.
The masters epidemiologist will assist with manuscript writing
and data analysis using SAS. Opportunities will be available
to coauthor manuscripts and present research results at
national meetings. The masters epidemiologist will interact
frequently with collaborators at CDC and other VSD sites. This
position will be supervised by the VSD principal
The VSD project is a collaborative effort between CDC's
Immunization Safety Office and nine health care research
organizations. The VSD project was established in 1990 to
monitor immunization safety and address the gaps in scientific
knowledge about rare and serious events following
immunization. The VSD project includes a large linked database
that uses administrative data sources at each site to conduct
vaccine safety research. Each participating site links
electronic data on vaccination (vaccine type, date of
vaccination) with medical outcomes (outpatient, inpatient and
ED diagnoses) for members of the VSD cohort. Both pediatric
and adult vaccines are evaluated for a variety of safety
outcomes. The VSD also conducts population based active
surveillance to monitor vaccine adverse events in near-real
time. Marshfield Clinic is currently actively involved in or
leading a variety of VSD studies.
The Marshfield VSD study team includes MD/PhD researchers,
biostatisticians, programmers, and research coordinators.
Additional opportunities may be available to work on
industry-sponsored vaccine research and federally funded
projects, including influenza vaccine effectiveness.
- MPH, MS or equivalent degree in
epidemiology or related field is required.
- Strong analytic skills with training
in statistics and use of statistical software are required.
(SAS or equivalent is preferred).
- Work experience in epidemiology
research or public health practice is required; this may
include work experience during a training program. Prior
experience in vaccine-related research is desirable.
- Experience working on collaborative
research teams is preferred.
- Publications are desirable.
- Excellent verbal and written
communication skills are required.
- Self-directed individual who is able
to problem solve and work independently to coordinate VSD
Marshfield Clinic offers competitive wages, a comprehensive
benefits package, employer-funded retirement plan, and a
Interested applicants are invited to submit an online
application along with resume and cover letter. For more
information, contact Angela Koehler in Human Resources at
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Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
1000 N. Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Marshfield Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any
other characteristic protected by law.