RESEARCH SPECIALIST IN PEDIATRICS
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Work type: Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician,
Research Specialists, Research, Scientific
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.
List of Duties
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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.
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,
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
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. dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/). 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.
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.
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SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH
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Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.
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information about how to make a request at the following website:
https: // employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-
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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you
and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual
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).
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Applications Open: Sep 10 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 27 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time