National Farm Medicine Center

Marshfield Clinic Health System

Research Scientist-Agricultural Safety and Health



The Scientist in this tenure track position will conduct independent, original, applied (translational) research in agricultural safety and health.  Specific academic rank will be determined by individual qualifications.  A highly qualified scientist will also be offered the prestigious Dean Emanuel Endowed Chair position, renewable for three-year terms.  The scientist in this position is expected to: publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and books; compete successfully for extramural funding; collaborate and consult with National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) and Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF) scientists, Marshfield clinician investigators, and external scientists;  and supervise his/her research staff.  This individual is expected to be involved in national and international scientific endeavors, including peer-review mechanisms, and presentations at professional conferences.  Options to participate in leadership roles within the NFMC and/or the NIOSH-funded National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety are available. 



Education qualifications must be from a school with accreditation recognized by Marshfield Clinic.  Minimum required education is a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent) in a field such as public health, behavioral health, sociology, occupational safety, environmental health, agricultural engineering, agriculture education, or program/intervention evaluation.


Minimum five years’ experience in research activities relevant to rural/agricultural health and safety (may include doctoral thesis or other research during a postgraduate program).  Demonstrated proficiency with scientific methods relevant to area of expertise.  Documented original research publications in peer-reviewed, National Library of Medicine (NLM) indexed journals including publications where the applicant is listed as first author.  Basic knowledge of principles of agricultural safety and health.


Community Information
Marshfield is a city of nearly 20,000 in central Wisconsin with excellent schools, many recreational opportunities, and a strong sense of community.  Marshfield has a two-year branch of the University of Wisconsin and two other universities are nearby – UW Eau Claire and UW Stevens Point. Many physicians and scientists hold adjunct appointments at UW Madison, University of Minnesota and other universities.


To apply online:

Please visit our website at and reference position number MC170317. For more information, contact Angela Koehler, Human Resources,


Marshfield Clinic offers competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, employer-funded retirement plan, and a 401(k) plan. 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.