JOB NO.: 93262-AS
Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: SMPH/POP HEALTH SCI/POP HLTH
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Marketing, Public Relations, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 93262-AS
Working Title: Field Interviewer
Official Title: RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
Hiring Department: A538500-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH SCI/POP HLTH
FTE: 75% - 100%
Anticipated Begin Date: MARCH 15, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $35,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree required with preferred focus in behavioral or health sciences, health care or related field and exposure to research ethics desired.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum 1 year work experience required, 2 years preferred, preferably with experience conducting human subjects research and structured standardized interviewing.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse (racially/ethnically, culturally, age, gender, etc) members of populations, either via door to door sales, canvasing, data collection, or other similar activities preferred.
Experience conducting physical measurements including blood pressure, height and weight, spirometry using standardized protocols preferred.
Demonstrated experience successfully conducting personal interviews using both paper and computer methods preferred.
Experience working effectively with community-based organizations preferred. At least one to two years working with and familiarity with Milwaukee community organizations preferred.
License or certificate:
The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is a statewide public health survey designed to provide researchers with information that can be used to explore or address an array of health related questions. Members of the SHOW team collect extensive health information from representative samples of residents of Wisconsin. The information is being used to describe health and wellbeing of communities and residents, conduct cutting edge health research and inform programs and policies to improve the health of Wisconsin residents.
SHOW randomly selects households to invite to participate in the survey, as well as following up with past participants. Field Interviewers travel door to door to recruit people of all ages to participate in the study, and conduct in-home interviews, physical measures, environmental samples and instruct participants on other study components. This position may also be responsible for providing support, training and oversight for other field interviewers, conducting community engagement activities and providing field support for ancillary research studies as needed, such as conducting surveys with Burmese fishermen in Milwaukee County to better understand exposure to environmental pollution among individuals that regularly fish and consume the fish from Milwaukee waterways.
SHOW will provide necessary training to eligible applicants, based on past experience. This position will work closely with Madison based field supervisors and managers to support recruitment efforts in the Milwaukee area.
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.
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. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.
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: Feb 2 2018 Central Standard Time
Application Close: Mar 1 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time