Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228636-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 provide research support, data collection and tobacco cessation coaching to participants in multiple in person and virtual research studies based out of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) Madison office. Health Counselors work under the Research Site Manager in accord with the instructions of PIs to implement study protocols, provide and receive feedback as needed on implementation of the study. On-site research related work is required with proper PPE provided by UW-CTRI.

The School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-CTRI 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; emphasis in social sciences, public health or related field preferred; Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 12 months' experience in health-related research and data collection and/or direct patient services is required.

Additional preferred qualifications include:
- Counseling experience
- Experience in human clinical trials, especially involving behavioral change and/or smoking
- Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures
- Experience in a health care setting, health education and/or doing counseling or detailed patient interviewing strongly preferred
- Knowledge and experience providing of nicotine dependence and cessation counseling

Additional Information:

This is a fixed-term terminal position which is expected to last for one year from date of hire. Temporary extension for up to one additional year and/or conversion to a renewable appointment is possible, based upon funding availability, program needs and satisfactory performance.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work independently within a defined organizational structure; experience and comfort with the use of technology in a work setting; and proficiency with keyboarding.

A valid driver's license that meets UW Risk Management standards is required, or the incumbent must provide his/her own transportation to sites.

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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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Amy Conlon
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Nov 19 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 10 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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