University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

September 27, 2021



Apply now Job no: 240612-AS Work type: Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time Department: SMPHPEDIATRICSGPAM Location: Madison Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Program of Research on Outcomes for Kids (PROKids) in the Department of Pediatrics conducts health service and quality improvement research with the goal of improving health outcomes through patient-centered research with populations in all age groups. Some projects the PROKids team works on are randomize and pragmatic trials while others are observational studies or use qualitative approaches. The team is looking to add 1-2 Research Specialists.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required in population health, epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics, public health, psychology, communication, economics, nursing, allied health, or related field. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 1 year of experience (experience obtained prior to the completion of the Bachelor's degree will be considered) in the following: 1. Project management and logistics throughout the lifecycle of a grant, especially with multi-site projects, stakeholder engagement, agenda setting and timely task completion 2. Survey design and administration, including web-based survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics, REDCap, etc.) ideally in a health care, academic, psychological, or social services setting 3. Qualitative (e.g., NVIVO) or quantitative (e.g., Stata, SAS, SPSS, etc.) data management/analysis 4. Communicating research ideas and results (e.g., drafting grants, progress reports, posters, tables, and graphics)

License or Certificate:

Must be able to travel to clinical sites in Madison and beyond. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.

Additional Information:

The candidate must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a quick learner, resilient, collaborate well with team members, write clearly and effectively, and have excellent problem-solving skills. Must be able to work effectively with patients, their families, physicians, clinic staff, faculty, and researchers. Must be highly fluent with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.

Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings to accommodate research activities.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see https: // www. Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

This position is remote and requires work be performed at an offsite, non- campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $32,697 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Kelsey Scholtens 608-262-0006 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAYSERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https: // for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https: // compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Sep 10 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications Close: Sep 27 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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