job: researcher/networker, Wisconsin, with salary info
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Position Vacancy Listing
Research Specialist - Department of Family Medicine
RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
Degree and area of specialization:
BS degree in health education, public health, health planning, biology,
food and nutrition, or related field required. Masters Degree preferred
in similar disciplines.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
-2 to 3 years of experience required in a research setting with health
promotion disease prevention strategies, and community based health
- Demonstrated ability to independently initiate and develop health
education and outreach programs, and communicate and work effectively
with racial and ethnic minorities.
- Experience with a Native American Tribal organization and/or
not-for-profit agency desirable.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability
to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively
under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with
internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with
a wide variety of people.
- Must be able to apply advanced reasoning skills to problem solving and
use basic mathematical skills.
- Computer literacy in terms of literature searches, data entry, data
tabulation, and data presentation in textual, tabular and graphic
formats. Understanding of Excel and Access databases helpful; basic
statistical knowledge preferred.
The Research Specialist is a primary member of the research team,
working as an assistant to the physician investigator in charge of these
projects, Alexandra Adams, M.D., Ph.D., and interacting with physician
and non-physician researchers as well as state and tribal personnel on
the project. For the current project, the Research Specialist will work
on a family- and community based obesity prevention intervention at
three tribal sites, "Healthy Children, Strong Families, and Supportive
1. Work closely with participating tribes, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal
Council (GLITC), other health and human service departments, local Head
Start programs, University of Wisconsin research staff, and other
organizations in the effective execution of goals and objectives of the
2. Coordinate efforts of research team on the Supportive Communities
portion of the project.
3. Work with tribal sites to organize and plan quarterly community
advisory boards and meetings.
4. Work closely with GLITC and Tribes on recruiting community advisory
board members from a variety of tribal organizations.
5. Regular travel (at least 1-2 times per month) to tribal sites in
northern Wisconsin to coordinate study efforts.
6. In conjunction with GLITC Study Coordinator, maintain contact with
tribes via organizing meetings, data presentations, and writing a
7. Assist in writing, reviewing and editing grant initiatives, progress
reports, and scientific articles for submission to peer-reviewed
8. Maintain and report regular process and outcome evaluations.
9. Maintain UW and IHS Human Subjects project approvals.
10. Attend regular biweekly research team meetings.
11. Work with GLITC Evaluate and assess the impact of the program on a
regular basis as required by UW research staff.
Additional Duties / Responsibilities:
1. Engage in ongoing networking activities to remain current on the
health issues relevant to Native Americans, and in the area of obesity
2. Participate on various committees both within and external to the
University as deemed necessary and appropriate to the position.
3. Attend all mandatory training sessions and meetings as scheduled.
4. Attend technical conferences, seminars, workshops and other education
events to remain current on technological and informational advances.
5. Perform other duties as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of
Note: Some overnight trips to northern Wisconsin required.
- Some overnight trips to northern Wisconsin required. You will need to
provide your own transportation or meet the minimum requirements to
drive a state-owned vehicle as established by the Department of
- Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.
A period of evaluation will be required
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): SMPH/FAMILY MEDICINE
Full time salary rate: Minimum $32,000 Maximum $40,000 ANNUAL (12
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: SEPTEMBER 17, 2007
Number of positions: 1
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: AUGUST 14, 2007
HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #56903 to
Colleen Nash Phone: 608-265-0641
777 S Mills St - Room 2827 TTY: 608-263-2473
Madison WI 53715-1896 Fax: 608-263-5813
Email: colleen.nash at fammed.wisc.edu
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We
promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.
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