Madison, WI
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92262-AS

Work Type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92262-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist



FTE: 50%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $33,280 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably with focus on biological or social science, health care or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-At least 1 year of research experience with research methods in clinical/human subjects settings required.
-Experience with Institutional Review Board for human subjects research, specifically, and with the regulatory climate of clinical research preferred.

Position Summary:

The Research Specialist will join the sleep research group at the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness located adjacent to the Department of Psychiatry. The successful candidate will be involved in conducting research on the role sleep plays in daytime cognitive and emotional function in children. The candidate is responsible for an array of duties associated with the research including, but not limited to, all aspects of data collection. This will mostly include data collection during the day, but may also require occasionally conducting overnight sleep studies.

Additional Information:

Knowledge/Skills Required:
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management.
-Detail oriented with strong organizational and management skills are critical.
-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well with other study staffs, physicians, parents and children.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a group.
-Ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision.
-Ability to balance and prioritize multiple responsibilities effectively.
-Ability to learn and recognize various stages of sleep.

Knowledge/Skills Preferred:
-Proficiency in MatLab.

This position requires availability to work occasional overnights to conduct sleep studies.

A caregiver background check will be conducted.

Title prefix and salary will be dependent on relevant years of experience.

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.


Stephanie Jones
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Instructions to applicants:

To apply, please click on "Apply Now" and submit your resume and letter of interest.

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: Oct 5 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 20 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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