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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 225178-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position will serve as a public health record abstractor on the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System (WISADDS) project, a project funded as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. WISADDS is a public health project that conducts population-based, multi-source surveillance of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) among children in a 10-county area of southeastern Wisconsin. WISADDS adheres to a surveillance methodology developed by CDC involving screening and abstraction of data from records at multiple sources.

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:

A Bachelor's degree is required. A degree in Child Development, Psychology, Special Education, Public Health, Social Work, or a field related to development disabilities is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified candidates will have the following preferred knowledge and experience:
- Knowledge of developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, etc.)
- Previous work experience (or academic preparation) in Child Development, Psychology, Special Education, Public Health, Social Work or a related area.
- Previous experience working with computerized data collection and familiarity with medical records is highly preferred.
- Experience using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap).
- Excellent typing and computer skills as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) is highly preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as attention to detail and strong work ethic.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Experience adhering to a project or study protocol.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

This individual is required to uphold strict confidentiality policies and procedures at all times. This position will spend a significant amount of time reading paper and electronic records and entering data into a web-based application.

Upon hire, this individual must successfully complete/pass a rigorous training protocol as developed by the CDC. After training, this individual must uphold quality control standards as specified by the CDC.

Travel to various sites within Wisconsin throughout the 10-county study area during certain periods of time is required. It is expected that 9 months out of every 2-year period will require daily travel to sources. Limited in-state overnight travel is required. Other in-state travel may be required. A valid driver's license that meets UW Risk Management standards is required for the purpose of driving fleet vehicles for source work outside of the Madison area, or the incumbent must provide his/her own transportation to local sites. A pre-hire driving check will be performed.

When travel to sources is required, a typical work week will require four 10-hour days beginning at 7:00 am. When working at a source, an alternative schedule may be required as determined by the needs of a source. An alternative schedule is possible for on-site work weeks and will be discussed upon hire.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $35,568 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and list of references.


Melissa Strupp
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:


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:

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 in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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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