WISCONSIN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORK (WREN) RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 25, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 229146-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: SMPH/FAMILY MED/RES GRANTS
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) is a statewide practice-based research network of primary care clinicians and academic researchers. Founded in 1987, WREN is one of the oldest and most respected practice-based research networks in the United States. WREN members conduct high-quality translational research projects in academic settings and "real-world" family practices across Wisconsin. The mission of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) is to promote and conduct primary care research and education in partnership with primary care clinicians and the communities they serve.

This position serves as a Research Specialist for WREN activities. The Research Specialist is part of the infrastructure of WREN and the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. WREN central offices are located in Madison. The incumbent will staff multiple projects across a variety of content areas.

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:

Bachelor's degree required; Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in public health, health professions, medical or psychological sciences, or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- 2 years or more post-degree professional level experience in public health, healthcare or clinical research, or quality improvement (QI) is preferred.
- Experience in medical research or primary care service required.
- Experience with using electronic health record systems is required, experience with REDCap is preferred.
- Experience in research confidentiality and privacy issues is preferred.
- Experience using clinical research methods and patient recruitment preferred.
- Experience managing and conducting research studies in a diverse setting is preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
- Coursework in social or medical science research methodologies or provision of health care
- Experience in communication (written and spoken) with medical providers, researchers, quality improvement teams, and patients
- Computer literacy for literature searches, data entry, data management, data tabulation, statistical analysis and data presentation in tabular and graphic formats
- Proficiency in MS Office software (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

Must be able to travel to clinical sites in the Madison area and throughout the state of Wisconsin. Must provide own transportation or provide a valid driver's license and a clean driving record (if fleet car usage is requested).

We prefer to fill this position at full-time, however, there is flexibility to fill the position from 50% to 100% FTE.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/). Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link.

Department(s):

A532007-MEDICAL SCHOOL/FAMILY MED/RES GRANTS

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $41,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

Contact:

Paige Neumeyer
paige.neumeyer@fammed.wisc.edu
608-890-1740
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:

SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

229146-AS

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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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 25 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 16 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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