Job description

JOB NO.: 95076-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95076-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist on SMAHRT


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 28, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A masters or advanced degree in public health or relevant field is required. Previous education in an area relevant to mental health is necessary for the program of study this position will primarily focus on.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

This position requires experience in research involving health and technology. The ideal candidate will have experience in health-related research, including participant recruitment, IRB applications and maintaining ongoing projects, data collection and analysis, participant interviews, structured literature reviews (preferred). Some experience in using technology within research projects, including social media, web-based interventions or digital tools is required. Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods is required. Experience in writing NIH-style grants, manuscript writing and conference presentations is required.

Further, given the programmatic focus of SMAHRT's work, the ideal candidate will have experience working with adolescents and/or in mental health in an educational or community-based role (preferred). Given our focus on providing valuable internship experiences, having experience working with research interns or youth is preferred.

Computer experience:
1. Must be highly fluent with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint Word).
2. Endnote skills preferred
3. Experience with statistical or data management programs highly preferred (R, Stata, FileMaker)
4. Experience in social media required; work-related social media experience preferred

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position would include a primary role as a research staff contributing to a new program of study focused on adolescent mental health. The position would also contribute to the SMAHRT team's research projects and programs.

Dr. Moreno's research interests focus on the intersection of technology and adolescent health. The research team, the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) focuses on 3 core research areas: 1) innovative approaches to adolescent health using social media, 2) internet safety education and 3) measuring technology use and misuse. The team maintains an active portfolio of research projects in these areas as well as several research programs. The SMAHRT Scholars program takes place yearly and engages adolescents in learning about the research process and careers in science. Finally, they are actively engaged in dissemination of their research through traditional and digital approaches, and strive to foster community engagement in applying research into practice. There are several internship programs designed for college students, including internships in research and research dissemination, our research staff provide support and mentorship to these interns. The team values the excellence that diversity brings to science, candidates representing diversity are welcomed to apply.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end 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.

Additional Information:

For more information:
Contact person if interested: Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
[email protected]


Robyn Dunkerley
[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:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application. For maximum consideration your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.

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: Jul 9 2018 Central Daylight Time

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





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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2018
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