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Apply now Job no: 92599-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Health Disparities Research Specialist

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

DECEMBER 02, 2017


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree required; biological sciences, social sciences or health-related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of two years experience in clinical, health, or social research environment is required. Survey or health systems research experience and/or experience working with older adults Is preferred but not required.

License or Certificate:  
Position Summary:

The Research Specialist will serve as the project lead for a new study on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and neighborhood disadvantage directed by Drs. Amy Kind and Barbara Bendlin in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. This unique study will combine new data collection with a wide range of existing data about persons at risk for AD from the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADRC) and Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP). The incumbent will have major responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the study, including developing protocols, data collection instruments, and data management systems and collecting high-quality reliable data. The Research Specialist will regularly work with colleagues from the Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBDP), ADRC and WRAP studies and will report to the Program Manager. This newly created position offers the opportunity for professional development within a growing, dynamic team of staff and researchers committed to improving the health and quality of life for older adults and their caregivers.

Additional Information:

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 eliminationg health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Excellent verbal and written skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint are required. Must be able to work well independently as well as on a team. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented and possess excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills.

Hire will be subject to criminal and Caregiver background checks.


Carol Hermann
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:

Click "Apply Now" to get started. Please upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references during the application process.

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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