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University of Wisconsin Madison RESEARCH SPECIALIST in Madison, Wisconsin



Apply now (https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/767/gateway/default.aspx?c=apply&lJobID=508542&lJobSourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us) Job no: 231979-AS

Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Research Specialist will be a member of Dr. Randy Brown's PROTEA research team. The applicant will be working directly with study team members and research subjects. Current projects include human subjects research involving patients with diagnoses such as opioid use disorder, major depressive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Projects include both industry-sponsored clinical trials and Investigator-initiated trials. Some projects may involve the use of novel, investigational treatments. The Research Specialist will primarily be responsible for scheduling and conducting study visits, data collection, and follow up with study participants.

Develops, designs, and conducts one or more research projects and organizes daily operation of projects and specialized research areas to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision. Will be in close communication with research participant, grant sponsors, and staff of the PROTEA team to ensure correct implementation of study protocol.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties (http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/weblisting/External/PVLSummaryCond.aspx?pvl_num=231979)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:Diversity and Inclusion (http://diversity.wisc.edu/)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in Biology, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum one year experience in human subjects, health services, and/or clinical trials is required. Preferably with an understanding of mental health/substance disorders or related focus.

  • Experience with data entry and use of data bases preferred.

  • Knowledge base relevant to mental health, addictions, and health services research preferred.

  • Knowledge of research confidentiality/privacy issues preferred.

  • Current knowledge/experience of UW regulations and procedures preferred.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience with and demonstrated ability to read, understand, and follow a strict and specific scientific protocol.

  • Strong knowledge of computer fundamentals, including Word programs.

  • Experience with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with research participants and team member.

  • Ability to adapt to different work environments (office, clinic, hospital).

  • Ability to effectively work independently while collaborating with team members while following team and research protocol and procedures.

  • Ability to work independently in virtual formats.

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and goal-orientated with excellent organizational skills. They must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team. In addition, must demonstrate a strong ability to manage multiple projects at any given time is essential.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

  • Flexibility and willingness to work early mornings, evenings or weekends as needed.

  • Must be able to travel to clinical sites in the Madison area and throughout the state of Wisconsin. Must provide own transportation or provide a valid driver's license and a clean driving record (if fleet car usage is requested).

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid work status to work in the United States.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (seehttps://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/). Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

This position will be 75%-100% FTE.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the 'List of Duties' link above.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum$37,500 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


Ashley Royston



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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Mar 4 2021 Central Standard Time

Applications Close: Jun 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time