Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233397-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

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.

We seek a Research Specialist to join a busy and productive Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery research team.

The principal investigator is NIH-funded and has expertise in dissemination and implementation research and community-engaged scholarship. Ongoing projects are focused on the prevention and treatment of incontinence as well as improving implementation of evidence-based practices in diverse settings to improve women's health. This Research Specialist will be crucial to moving our projects forward.

Our Research Specialist will attend weekly team meetings, work closely with rotating trainees, and be part of a close-knit team that includes community members and collaborators with diverse expertise in addition to trainees (undergraduate and graduate students, residents and fellows). Day to day functions related to running the team will include administrative responsibilities (scheduling meetings, setting up remote platforms, ordering food, assembling documents) as well as working with study participants, our clinical research office team, and research collaborators. Responsibilities will vary based on project needs to include data collection, cleaning, and analysis as well as drafting and revision of abstracts, manuscripts, presentations, and reports. This individual will be trained to work with protected health information and undergo HIPAA training. This position may require minimal use of electronic medical records.

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.

Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Experience:
- Six (6) months of experience conducting public health, social science, or dissemination and implementation research is required. Relevant undergraduate or internship experience is acceptable.
- The successful candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Experience:
- One (1) or more year of experience conducting public health, social science, or dissemination and implementation research.
- Experience with statistical analysis using SPSS.

We are looking for individuals who:
- Are highly motivated and organized.
- Have a strong desire and demonstrated ability to advance scientific projects.
- Possess an excellent work ethic.
- Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- Enjoy problem-solving as a team member as well as independently.

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:

Hours can vary day to day but will loosely follow a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule. Occasional weekend work may be required (time off on a weekday would be provided to offset any weekend hours).

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

This is a terminal position lasting one (1) year. There is a possibility it may be extended (up to a total appointment of two (2) years, or made renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment and/or funding becomes available.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 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 $32,697 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.


Kirsten Gragg
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Apr 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 17 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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