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Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking an experienced research specialist to join Dr. Michael Pulia's Emergency Care for Infectious Diseases (EC-ID) research program. Dr. Pulia leads a health services research team focused on improving infectious disease diagnosis, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department and downstream care settings. The EC-ID program engages in prospective clinical, observational, and qualitative studies. Specific examples of ongoing projects include emergency department surveillance of acute respiratory infections utilizing local and national data; evaluating the effectiveness of thermal imaging to aid diagnostic decision making for skin infections; and examining the long-term impact of COVID-19 on antibiotic prescribing and bacterial resistance.

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.

About the Job:

Research Specialist (RE047)

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


Bachelor's Degree in population health, epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics, public health, psychology, communication, economics, nursing, allied health, engineering, or related field is strongly preferred

Master's Degree


Minimum of 1 year of experience in one or more of the following areas:
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, abstracts, manuscripts, posters, tables, and graphics);
5. Writing, submitting and maintaining regulatory documentation for human subjects research protocols.


Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards
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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit for more information.

Additional Information:

The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience working in health services research and is looking to take on additional leadership responsibilities in an expanding research program. This person must have documented experience working with populations diverse in race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and education level. Additionally, this person must be proactive, maintain a positive attitude, possess superior organizational skills, pay close attention to detail and require minimal supervision. The ability to clearly and effectively communicate with patients and medical professionals is required.

We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, able to work efficiently and independently, and is flexible and willing to adapt to the evolving ED environment and the needs of our growing research program. This individual will be responsible for the successful management, implementation and conduct of the research studies and will have the opportunity to work directly with patients, providers and other research teams in Emergency Medicine and across the School of Medicine and Public health. This person will have a vital role in conducting day-to-day research activities, as well as shaping and building the program into the future. This individual will have a great opportunity to see what clinical research looks like in the emergency department and will have opportunities to take on additional responsibilities and continue to grow within the role.

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.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

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.


Michelle Rindal
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. )

Official Title:

Research Specialist(RE047)

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.

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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 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).

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