The research lab of Dr. Corrine Voils is hiring a Researcher to coordinate NIH- and VA-funded research studies focused on weight management. The ideal candidate will be a skilled problem solver, excel at project coordination, and offer strong analytic, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The Voils lab is part of the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), a vibrant health services research program within the Department of Surgery with approximately 20 faculty and 25 research staff. WiSOR research staff enjoy a collaborative work environment, ample opportunities for professional development, and a hybrid office-remote workplace.
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.
Provides research expertise to fundamental and applied scientific research and develops, designs, and conducts one or more moderately complex research projects to support the advancement of research.
25% Collects and analyzes complex research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures
5% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, authors or co-authors publications, and disseminates information to appropriate entities through various communication mediums
5% Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area
35% Develops and implements complex research projects, methodologies, procedures, and criteria
10% Reviews and evaluates results
5% Assists with writing and submitting grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
5% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and student workers
10% Assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of study protocols and associated documents, including participant-facing materials
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Required Master's Degree in public health, population health, social sciences, nursing, or related field
Required: - At least 5 years of professional or volunteer experience in research, project management, administration/administrative assistance, or related area
Preferred qualifications: - At least three years of research or relevant experience in health services research, healthcare, public/community health, clinical trials, social sciences, or related areas. Can include time as a student researcher or volunteer - Experience coordinating clinical trials or other human subjects research. - Experience with developing systems to track study participants through the lifecycle of a clinical trial. - Experience with data collection and management. - Experience coordinating the work of diverse teams, including developing timelines, managing team communications, and delegating tasks. - Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) - Prior experience with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) application process.
Well-qualified candidates will possess: - Superb written and oral communication skills - Excellent organizational skills - Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with community members, families, and clinicians - Ability to follow research protocols or other detailed procedures consistently and accurately, with a high level of attention to detail - Evidence of being a quick learner with a motivation to develop new skills - Ability to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision - Experience with REDCap, Qualtrics, or comparable data capture tools - Ability to learn new software tools - A demonstrated commitment to fostering the values of diversity and inclusion.
Full or Part Time: 80% - 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:
Minimum $60,400 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting salary for the position is $60,400 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
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 department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW nor UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.
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.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, 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 your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
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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