Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 226897-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 Alzheimer's Disease Research Program conducts research in the field of aging and dementia, and seeks to establish effective prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. A research specialist is needed to coordinate studies on remote assessment of cognitive function using novel computerized and smartphone-based cognitive neuroscience tasks to middle-aged and older adults research participants. The incumbent will work primarily with Dr. Lindsay Clark and coordinate with several collaborating research teams as part of a larger multiple-investigator set of projects.

The School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Program have 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

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Focus of study in a relevant field such as, but not limited to, biological sciences, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, social work, or health care-related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous work experience in customer service strongly preferred. One or more years' experience in a human subjects research or health care setting preferred.

Title prefix determined based on candidates years of relevant professional work experience.

Additional Information:

Excellent attention to detail, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills required. Ability to communicate effectively, diplomatically, and in a culturally-sensitive way, in written and verbal forms with research participants, sponsors, faculty, researchers, staff, and students at all levels required. Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and computer skills required. Strong analytic skills preferred. Knowledge of University administrative policies and procedures, as well as federal human subjects protection regulations highly desirable. This position is expected to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job. Applicants prior work experience should demonstrate attention to detail, teamwork, maturity, and flexibility.

Hire will be subject to criminal and Caregiver background check requirements.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $35,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.


Lindsay Clark
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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:

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 in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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: Sep 9 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 23 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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