Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228162-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) conducts research in the field of aging and dementia, and seeks to establish prevention, treatment and diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's disease. The successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigators (PIs) and the clinical research team with the operations of clinical research studies under the guidelines of research protocols and UW Madison policies. This involves participating in the administration and management of study participants enrolled in a wide-variety of investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials. A significant portion of the work will involve traveling across the country in tandem with University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) staff for in-home visits with participants of a longitudinal, multi-disciplinary study. In addition, the candidate will be trained to perform lumbar puncture procedures with research participants seen during study visits conducted at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

The incumbent will conduct study visits across the country in the homes of study participants and in clinic in Madison, WI. In-home visits will be conducted in tandem with a representative from the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC). In-home visits will primarily focus on data collection and physical/cognitive evaluations. A small portion of visits will occur within the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) research program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) space in Madison. Appropriate clinical space and resources will be available for more complex assessments and procedures, and as required by state licensure and other requirements.

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

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:

The successful candidate must be a graduate from an accredited nursing school. The successful candidate must also be certified or be eligible to obtain certification to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Wisconsin.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years experience working with geriatric patients preferred. Prior experience in clinical research studies and conducting in home visits preferred. The applicant should have the ability to work both independently and cooperatively, and be comfortable performing procedures after being trained.

License or Certificate:

Must hold or be eligible to obtain a Registered Nurse (RN) License for the State of Wisconsin.

Additional Information:

The incumbent will be expected to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job, and maintain a high level of professionalism and collegiality in interactions with participants, patients, and team members.

The applicant's prior work experience should demonstrate excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, sound clinical judgement, good social skills, and ability to multi-task.

A key component of this study includes conducting study visits with participants who are widely dispersed across the United States.

Travel is required to conduct study visits in participants' homes across the country in coordination with University of Wisconsin Survey Center field interviewers. The cost of flights, hotel stays, and rental cars for outside the Midwest will be covered, but may require upfront costs (up to ~$500) to be paid by the employee. Must have own insured vehicle for in-home participant visits in the Midwest. Amount of travel will vary from week to week, but is estimated at 3-5 days per week. Some study visits to participants' homes will occur in the evening and on weekends. UWSC field interviewers will be scheduling in-home visits (including allocation of travel time) using a pre-negotiated schedule block of time that the applicant will need to follow.

Due to travel restrictions and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, study visits are currently being conducted remotely. It is the intent that travel for in-home study visits will resume as soon as it is practical and safe to do so.

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



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Click "" to get started. Please upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references during the application process.


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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.

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: Nov 4 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 2 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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