RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 91169-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: VCRGE/INS ON AGING/INST AGING


Location: Madison

Categories: Computer Science, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91169-AS

Working Title: RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Official Title: RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Hiring Department: A348300-VCRGE/INS ON AGING/INST AGING

FTE: 75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in social sciences required. Graduate work or degree in social sciences preferred.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 2 years of related research experience in the social sciences preferred. Experience in database management integrating data from multiple sources and developing/managing data entry systems preferred using SPSS (or similar statistical software) and other database systems such as Access, Excel, etc. Experience in recruiting study participants and running study visits helpful.



Position Summary:

The MIDUS study (Midlife in the United States) is a multi-disciplinary longitudinal study of aging conducted by the University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging. The Data Management Assistant will assist MIDUS Biomarker project staff (Program Manager, Field Coordinator) to implement the current wave of longitudinal data collection and also support management of extant survey, clinical, and biomarker data obtained during 2 prior waves of MIDUS. The MIDUS Biomarker project data are obtained during a 2 day study visit to a clinical research center at one of 3 data collection sites at UW Madison, UCLA and Georgetown University. UW-Madison is the coordinating center for the Biomarker data collection thus data collected at all 3 locations is delivered to UW for subsequent processing, cleaning, and integration into analytic data files. The duties described below represent general areas of responsibility in which tasks are related to managing data and materials as they are delivered to UW over the course of the multi-year data collection period. This position also provides back-up support for data collection staff in recruitment and some tasks completed during the study visit.



Additional Information:

More information about MIDUS can be found at: http://midus.wisc.edu/



Contact:

Todd Forsythe
forsythe@wisc.edu
608-263-6404
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:

Please click "Apply Now" to begin the application process.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume highlighting your experience as it relates to this position and the qualifications.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: 19 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: 16 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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