Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time
Job no: 228794-AS
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Gleason/Zuelsdorff lab 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 our community outreach study examining trust and willingness to participate in research studies. The incumbent will work primarily with Dr. Shenikqua Bouges and coordinate with other collaborating research teams as part of a larger multiple-investigator set of projects.

The School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center 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. Experience working with communities from under-represented populations.

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

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.

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.

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:

Part Time: 25% - 50%

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 $32,056 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To get started, click ''. You will be asked to sign in or create a profile, and upload a resume and cover letter. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.


Shenikqua Bouges
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-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).

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Applications Open: Nov 20 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 4 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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