Job description

JOB NO.: 93874-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93874-AS

Working Title: WREN Program Co-Director



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 17, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MS in biological or health sciences or the equivalent experience and/or knowledge required, PhD preferred. Requires experience in research, project and grant development and implementation, relationship development including patient and other stakeholder engagement, and management of a primary care practice based research network.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum 3 years of experience in managing projects required.
A minimum of 3 or more years of leadership in a primary care, practice based research network (PBRN) preferred.
A history of co-authoring, development, and submission of grants required.
Ability to work in collaboration with multiple partners (e.g. patients, health professionals, health care systems) on complex projects.
Knowledge of government regulations and guidelines with respect to clinical and community research required.

License or certificate:

Incumbent must obtain and maintain a state of Wisconsin driver's license in order to be covered by state liability insurance for travel.

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) is a statewide practice-based research network (PBRN) of over 130 primary care clinicians and academic researchers. Founded in 1987, WREN is one of the oldest and most respected practice-based research networks in the United States. WREN members conduct high-quality translational research projects in "real-world" family practices across Wisconsin.

The mission of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) is to improve health outcomes for the people of Wisconsin through education, and through promoting and conducting primary care research in partnership with primary care clinicians and the communities they serve.

WREN is a voluntary organization of clinicians, clinic teams, clinics and patients. WREN depends on voluntary collaboration with all these stakeholders. The Co-Director should have demonstrated experience/expertise with primary care project development & implementation, collaborating with patients, clinicians and clinics to achieve research and/or quality improvement (QI) activities and program management.

The WREN Co-Director will Collaborate with the WREN Medical Director on all aspects of WREN research, planning, and management, including but not limited to project development, outreach, and program management. The Co-Director will also pursue a scholarly program in his/her area of interest and within the WREN Research Agenda.

The Co-Director provides support and guidance for the research to the WREN staff and to research projects developed and implemented within clinics and health systems statewide.

Additional Information:

The ideal candidate will also have experience:
Facilitating IRB approvals.
Developing and presenting research findings at meetings and conferences.
Authoring and co-authoring publications in peer reviewed journals.

Some travel within the state of Wisconsin will be required. Mileage traveled will be reimbursed through project resources at the current state level. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

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.


Taylor Spitzig
[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 upload a current resume and cover letter referencing your qualifications for this position. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

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 15 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 12 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 7/1/2018
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