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NARRATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIST

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 263137-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:SMPH/POP HEALTH INST/PHI
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Narrative Infrastructure Specialist will build transformative narratives, to shift mental models and advance structural change for racial and spatial health equity. The individual will be responsible for conducting background research, implementing narrative initiatives, and contributing to evaluation for the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program. This position supports the development and diffusion of shared, transformative narratives initially in the fields of public health, healthcare, and community development at the local, state, and national levels. This position will provide technical expertise for various activities of narrative infrastructure staff and strategic communication partners. The Narrative Infrastructure Specialist conducts research and evaluation activities under the direction of the Team Leader and plays a key role in operational, outreach, and promotional activities of narrative initiatives. This position will work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to expand the reach and influence of CHR&R while strengthening the program's narrative infrastructure capacity.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities: Provides technical expertise to fundamental and/or applied scientific research under the direction of senior research personnel or faculty.
  • 30% Collects and analyzes basic research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures
  • 15% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities and assists with publications
  • 30% Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area
  • 10% Assists with the development of research methodologies and procedures
  • 10% Identifies concerns and recommends solutions to leadership
  • 5% Assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
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

Education:

Required
Master's Degree

Qualifications:

At least 3 years of experience training individuals and cohorts using narrative development protocols, capacity building and facilitation techniques.
Knowledge of population health, equity research and narrative infrastructure work, and qualitative research methods is required.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

This position may require 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:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.

Contact:

Nick Harding
neharding@wisc.edu
608-265-3735
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:

Researcher I(RE040)

Department(s):

A538400-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH INST/PHI

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

263137-AS

  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://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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.

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