Researcher 1

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
March 25, 2020
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (must be mentioned in application/resume):

  • BA/BS (in math, (bio)statistics, computer science, preferred) or a combination of related education and experience to equal 4 years


  • Experience with Java and/or R
  • Knowledge or interest in agent-based simulation modeling
  • Strong communication skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively

About the Job



  • (85%) Develop and/or expand agent-based models of sexually transmitted infections and cancer
  • (10%) Contribute to drafting manuscripts with the potential to be mentored on first author manuscripts depending on interests and writing skills
  • (5%) Attend weekly meetings and two national conferences each year as part of a multi-national federally funded collaboration.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding benefits:

About the Department

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is the largest unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. With over 50 primary faculty, over 300 graduate students and approximately $25 million annually in sponsored research grants, the Division plays a major role in the School. The Division ( ) has a distinguished record of research and teaching. It provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and related areas, in one of the largest Academic Health Centers in the U.S. Division research includes a robust blend of observational studies (e.g., ARIC, MESA, CARDIA) and interventional investigations aimed at improving public health and engaging a multidisciplinary integration of epidemiology, biology, and behavioral science. The educational program includes majors in Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Maternal/Child Health, Public Health Nutrition, and Clinical Research. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS, and PhD degrees, and has active pre- and post-doctoral training.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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