JOB NO.: 92178-AS
Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 92178-AS
Working Title: Research Specialist
Official Title: SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN
FTE: 50% - 100%
Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 23, 2017
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A degree in Public Health, Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology or a related field is preferred. A Master's Degree is preferred
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience and knowledge:
- Previous human subjects' research experience. Undergraduate research experience will be considered.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
- Excellent written and verbal communications as well as strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
- Experience working with children with autism or other developmental disabilities and their parents.
- Knowledge of and/or experience administering and scoring standardized assessments, especially those
involving children. Experience with the Mullen Scales of Early Learning and Vineland Adaptive
Behavior Scale II, and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) assessments is highly preferred.
Study-specific training for these assessments will be provided.
- Knowledge of APA (American Psychological Association) standards with relevant coursework.
- Familiarity with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards and federal biohazard
- Demonstrated ability to maintain excellent rapport with families while remaining on task to collect data.
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities,
and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman
Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.
This position is a part of The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) in the Epidemiology of Developmental Disabilities, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) work unit, at the Waisman Center. The focus of the SEED project is to conduct a multi-site collaborative epidemiologic study to investigate risk and casual factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and phenotypic subgroups of ASD using a population-based, case-control study design. Over the course of the study, the six sites (Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina and Wisconsin) will each enroll approximately 600 children to address specific hypotheses in six broad domains: 1) the ASD phenotype 2) infection and immune function, including autoimmunity 3) reproductive and hormonal features 4) gastrointestinal features 5) genetic features and 6) socio-demographic features.
The Research Specialist will be responsible for implementing autism-specific research and the primary responsibilities will include administering and scoring developmental and autism-specific assessments, collecting and entering data and quality control. They will also be responsible for tracking specimens, assisting with recruitment, and outreach activities.
- A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
- Some travel within the state of Wisconsin may be required. A valid driver's license that meets UW Risk
Management standards is required for the purpose of driving fleet vehicles for source work outside of the
Madison area, or the incumbent must provide his/her own transportation. A pre-hire driving check will be
- Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually
thereafter within 5 days of notification.
- Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including, but not limited to effort reporting
and outside activities reporting.
Instructions to applicants:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: Sep 27 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Oct 15 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time