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The Implementation Science & Engineering Lab at the University of Wisconsin—Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral position with Dr. Andrew Quanbeck, our lab’s founder and principal investigator. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of investigators and scholars committed to advancing the integration of evidence-based practices in primary care using principles and tools from systems engineering.

Dr. Quanbeck’s research is known for its original ideas in the increasingly influential field of implementation science and is distinguished by its practical bent. Our study team prizes innovation and collaboration, as evidenced by our lab’s close affiliations with UW’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the Health Innovation Program (HIP) in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Center for Health Enhancement Studies (CHESS) in the College of Engineering. We seek lab members who take initiative, solve problems flexibly and effectively, follow through on tasks, and stand out for their collegial spirit.

The postdoctoral research associate who will join our lab will be deeply involved in the cutting edge field of mHealth implementation research. Funded by an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (5R01AA024150-02: Integrating mHealth for Alcohol Use Disorders into Clinical Practice), this position offers an opportunity for exceptional professional growth for an implementation researcher seeking to collaborate with leading mHealth and implementation researchers. The expectation is that this candidate will gain hands-on experience conducting mHealth implementation research and initiate a record of scholarship in this area.


  • Play an integral role in conducting the study, a type II hybrid effectiveness-implementation project which tests the integration of a proven mHealth system for alcohol use disorders into a primary healthcare system in a three-arm randomized trial;
  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of health systems personnel and members of the lab and research team to implement the study protocol with fidelity;
  • Support study logistics, including overseeing mixed-methods data collection and analysis;
  • Help define and explore new avenues of research in the nascent field of mHealth implementation research;
  • Author manuscripts for publication and present study results at academic meetings.


  • Ph.D., M.D., or other terminal degree in the basic, applied, or social sciences (including but not limited to engineering, medicine, nursing, physical sciences, social sciences, public health, psychology, sociology, social work, or a related field);
  • A keen interest in implementation science, particularly in the use of mobile health (mHealth in primary healthcare systems;
  • Mixed-methods experience preferred; strength especially in quantitative methods;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Superb interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

We request a commitment of at least 2 years, but no more than 3 years, for this full-time postdoctoral position. 

Salary: $50,004 minimum (annual); commensurate with experience.

Start date: August 1, 2019 (negotiable).

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the University of Wisconsin and the Madison area: Founded in 1848, UW—Madison is the oldest and largest public university in the state. UW-Madison perennially ranks among the top ten universities in research funding in the U.S. (#6 in 2017). Madison is a city with great energy, frequently rated among the top cities in the U.S. to live, offering superb year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, at least two writing samples, and the names and contact information for three professional references. You may direct questions and send materials to

Dr. Christine Stephenson
Program Manager, Implementation Science & Engineering Lab

For more information on the R01 project supporting this postdoctoral position, please see the study’s NIH RePORT profile, available at