Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 07, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227694-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position will support the research programs of Dr. Jennifer Weiss and Dr. Meghan Brennan. The research programs are independent, but share an interest in reducing rural healthcare disparities. Duties will include assisting both clinician-scientists with research support activities, including serving as the primary coordinator for both research programs.

Dr. Weiss's research focuses on improvements in colorectal cancer screening for both average-risk and high-risk populations. Her multidisciplinary research program includes projects in claims and electronic medical record data analysis, qualitative research techniques (1:1 interviews, focus groups, and survey analysis), and clinical/health systems interventions. Dr. Brennan's research program aims to reduce rural health disparities in major amputations for patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Her multidisciplinary research program also includes projects in claims and electronic medical record data analysis, qualitative research techniques (1:1 interviews), and clinical/ health systems interventions. The successful candidate will regularly work with colleagues from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Division of Infectious Disease and the UW Health Innovation Program (HIP).

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity and inclusion, 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:

BA or BS required, in biological or social sciences or health-related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1-2 years experience in a public health, community or clinical health care setting and/or 1-2 years of experience in clinical or health or social research environment desirable.

Additional Information:

Excellent verbal and written skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint are required. Experience in providing staff support to multidisciplinary teams a plus. Must be able to work well independently and on a team. Candidate should be detail oriented, and possess excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills.

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



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $32,056 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.


Jennifer Weiss
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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.

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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: Oct 7 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 21 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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