Job description

JOB NO.: 94430-AS

Work Type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94430-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist


Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

FTE: 60% - 90%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree is required.

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.
- Experience with computerized data collection and complex data entry, preferably in a confidential environment.
- Experience working with confidential or private health data.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
- Excellent written and verbal communications as well as strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Experience adhering to a project or study protocol.
- Experience providing administrative support (e.g., preparing for visits, mailing reminders, ordering
and maintaining supplies, etc.)
- Phlebotomy skills and experience highly preferred.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

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 hypothesis 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. This position functions as an integral part of the SEED project and will primarily be responsible for performing complex data entry and analysis for validation and accurate final case classification and reporting.

Additional Information:

-A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
-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.


Melissa Henning
[email protected]
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 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

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: May 9 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: May 23 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 5/24/2018
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