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RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Apply now Job no: 242543-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:SMPH/FAMILY MED/RES GRANTS
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Research Specialist will be a member of Dr. Randy Brown's PROTEA research team. This position will work directly with study team members and research subjects. Current projects include human subjects research involving patients with diagnoses such as opioid use disorder, major depressive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Projects include both industry-sponsored clinical trials and Investigator-initiated trials. Some projects may involve the use of novel, investigational treatments. The Research Specialist will primarily be responsible for scheduling and conducting study visits, data collection, and follow up with study participants. Our team is currently involved with three complex protocols and are looking to begin two more clinical trials of equal complexity. The Research Specialists on our team currently communicate with sponsors regularly to ensure complete data entry, collaborate closely with regulatory personnel to ensure compliance of clinical trials, and work as a unit with clinical research staff and other professionals to ensure participant safety, study compliance, and overall ease of following protocols. 

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

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree
Degree in Biology, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology is preferred.

Qualifications:

Required:
- Minimum one year experience in human subjects research, health services, and/or clinical trials is required.
- Knowledge base relevant to mental health, addictions, substance use disorders, and/or related focus is required.
- Knowledge base relevant to vulnerable populations is required.
- Experience with data entry and use of data bases required.
- Knowledge of research confidentiality/privacy issues required.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with research participants and team members required.
- Ability to adapt to different work environments (office, clinic, hospital) and ability to work independently in virtual formats required.
- Ability to effectively work independently and collaborate with team members while following team and research protocol and procedures required.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at any given time and related experience in doing so required.

Preferred:
- Current knowledge and/or experience of UW regulations and procedures.
- Experience with and demonstrated ability to read, understand, and follow a strict and specific scientific protocol.
- Strong knowledge of computer fundamentals, including Microsoft Office suite.
- Problem-solving skills preferred.
- Self-motivated, goal-orientated with excellent organizational skills.

Additional Information:

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.

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.

Please be aware that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. This position is an ongoing position that will require continuous work eligibility. If you are selected for this position you would have to provide proof of work authorization and eligibility to work.

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 then every four years.

Travel is required. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.

Department(s):

A532007-MEDICAL SCHOOL/FAMILY MED/RES GRANTS

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 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:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $39,400 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.

Contact:

Paige Neumeyer
paige.neumeyer@fammed.wisc.edu
608-890-1740
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:

242543-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).

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