Madison, WI
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90572-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Office & Administrative Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90572-AS

Working Title: DFMCH Research Specialist



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum of BA/BS required; MA/MS/MPH preferred. Degree and/or experience in the following areas preferred: population health, public health, mathematics, statistics, industrial and systems engineering, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- At least 6 months work experience in healthcare and/or health services research preferred.
- Experience with IRB protocols and data management preferred. Prefer demonstrated skill in assisting in the preparation of IRB protocols, research data, and manuscripts for publication.
- Ability to read, understand, and follow a scientific protocol is required.
- Ability to gather, organize, and analyze research data.
- Knowledge of research confidentiality issues is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to gather, manage, and analyze data is required.
- Experience with SAS, R, Matlab, SPSS, STATA or other statistical software is required.
- Preferred experience with UW Institutional Review Board, ARROW, and Redcap.

Position Summary:

This position is focused on translating research findings into everyday clinical practice. The Research Specialist will be a member of Dr. Andrew Quanbeck's research team and will play in essential role in building and maintaining a research portfolio on dissemination and implementation research in healthcare. Research projects will focus on implementation of evidence based practices in primary care settings, with a special emphasis on interventions targeted at the prevention and treatment of addiction, including: adoption of clinical guidelines for opioid prescribing in primary care; adoption of mobile health technology in primary care for the treatment of both addiction and chronic pain; and promoting the use of effective medications for the treatment of alcohol misuse. The research specialist will work closely with Dr. Quanbeck and others to plan, conduct, analyze data from, and publish research findings from implementation science research studies led by Dr. Quanbeck.

Additional Information:

Additional essential qualifications:
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently using initiative and good judgment.
- Ability to communicate effectively with research participants.
- Cooperative spirit necessary to work as part of a team.
- Ability to efficiently search and synthesize research literature.
- Comfort with data management and proficiency in data analysis.

Position is expected to be staffed at 100%, but a lower FTE is negotiable. If the position is filled at less than 100%, the incumbent may be asked to increase to a higher FTE than initially assigned depending on program funding and need.

Prefix assignment and salary will be determined by qualifications and years of relevant experience. A minimum of 7 years of post-graduate, professional work experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

The position is an ongoing renewable appointment if funding is secured.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A period of evaluation will be required.

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.


Taylor Spitzig
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Instructions to applicants:

To apply, please select "Apply Now" to upload your cover letter and CV.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 25 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 23 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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