Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90747-AS

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


Location: Madison

Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90747-AS

Working Title: Research Spec - Program Evaluation



FTE: 75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 02, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $31,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent required in relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include: public health, social sciences, social work, public policy, evaluation research or related field. Level of appointment will be contingent on relevant work history.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Skills in data management and statistical analysis will be required. Basic understanding of social science research methods and approaches is required. Experience and a strong interest in evaluation and applied research, particularly in the areas of opioid abuse prevention and treatment, strongly preferred.

Also Required:
1. Knowledge of data management, entry and cleaning techniques utilizing statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, and STATA.
2. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access.
3. Experience with data quality monitoring.
4. Ability to work effectively with local/county staff to provide technical assistance and to communicate data quality issues.
5. Knowledge of basic research and/or program evaluation methods.
6. Evidence of organizational, analytical, and professional writing skills.
7. Ability to work independently and to prioritize multiple tasks and assignments.
8. Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods

Position Summary:

This position will participate in the evaluation of opioid epidemic-related grants. The position will help design, develop, implement, analyze and maintain data collection tools and reports. The position will support implementation of evaluation plans and studies and will assist and train local and county programs to plan, implement and use appropriate evaluation and data collection systems.

Additional Information:

This position requires:
1. Excellent written and oral communication and public presentation skills
2. Attention to detail
3. Ability to maintain a schedule of evaluation tasks and meet deadlines
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and in a team-oriented environment
5. Travel within state is required, as is travel to any required national conferences. You must qualify to use a UW-Madison fleet vehicle by possessing a valid driver's license and meeting risk management standards, or have the ability to provide own transportation that meets UW-Madison risk management standards.

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.


Delaney Dustman
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. )

Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.

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: 13 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 27 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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