Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231428-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The PROKids Research team is seeking a Research Specialist to assist in implementing and supervising data collection and analysis for various research projects.

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 in population health, epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics, public health, psychology, communication, economics, nursing, allied health, or related field required.
Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum 1 year of experience directly supervising research projects, providing project management support or collecting data from human subjects (ideally in a health care, academic, psychological, or social services setting) is preferred. Experience obtained prior to the completion of the Bachelor's degree will be considered.

Must be highly fluent with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

Experience preferred in the following areas:

1. Project management and logistics, especially with multi-site projects, stakeholder engagement, agenda setting and timely task completion
2. Survey design and administration, including web-based survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics, REDCap, etc.)
3. Qualitative or quantitative data management/analysis (e.g., Stata, SAS, SPSS, etc.)
4. Communicating research ideas and results (e.g., drafting grants, progress reports, posters, tables, and graphics)

Ideal candidates will have experience directly managing and supervising research projects throughout a project lifecycle. Candidate must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a quick learner, resilient, collaborate well with team members, write clearly and effectively, and have excellent problem-solving skills. Must be able to work effectively with patients, their families, physicians, clinic staff, faculty, and researchers.

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

Additional Information:

-Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings to accommodate research activities.
-Travel is required. Must be able to travel to clinical sites in Madison and beyond. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.

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 ). 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.

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 two years.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $36,000 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, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references 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.


Kelsey Scholtens
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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).

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: Feb 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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