JOB NO.: 93827-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPH/FAMILY MED/RES GRANTS
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 93827-AS
Working Title: Research Specialist
Official Title: SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
Hiring Department: A532007-MEDICAL SCHOOL/FAMILY MED/RES GRANTS
FTE: 50% - 100%
Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 01, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Minimum of BA / BS required. Degree and/or experience in the following areas preferred: psychology, substance abuse treatment, social work, public health, or health care.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
- At least 6 months of experience in human subjects and/or health services research is preferred, preferably with mental health focus.
- At least 12 months experience working in health care and/or research preferred.
- Experience in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA), criminal justice system, or psychology areas preferred.
- Knowledge base relevant to mental health, addictions, and health services research preferred.
- Experience with IRB protocols and data management preferred. Prefer demonstrated skill in assisting in the preparation of IRB protocols and manuscripts for publication.
- Ability to read, understand, and follow a scientific protocol required.
- Knowledge of research confidentiality/privacy issues is preferred.
- Current knowledge/experience of UW regulations and procedures is helpful but not required.
- Strong knowledge of computer fundamentals is required.
Prefix assignment and salary will be determined by qualifications and years of relevant experience. A minimum of 7 years of post-graduate, professional work experience is required for appointment at the senior level.
License or certificate:
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.
The Research Specialist will be a member of Dr. Randy Brown's research team, working directly with study team members and research subjects. Current projects include human subjects research involving addicted and at-risk patients in hospital and primary care settings, opioid risk assessments among victims of traumatic injury, risk management strategies for opioid prescribing in primary care settings and pharmacies, and services to prevent injection related complications among people who inject drugs.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are very important, given that research includes discussing sensitive issues with subjects.
- Flexibility and willingness to work early mornings as needed is required.
- Ability to travel to and work at multiple locations is required.
- Ability to adapt to different work environments is required.
- Ability to work independently using initiative and good judgment is desired.
Position is expected to be staffed at 100% FTE but a lower FTE is negotiable. If the position is filled at less than 100%, the incumbent may be asked to increase to a higher FTE than initially assigned depending on program funding and need.
Instructions to applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.
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: Mar 13 2018 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Mar 27 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time