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University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted 03/10/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Scientist will be a member of Dr. Randy Brown's PROTEA research team. The Scientist will work directly with study team members to ensure engagement with 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.

This position identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs research, and prepares and/or presents results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research.

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.

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:

PhD required. Preferred areas of study include psychology, neuroscience, clinical trials, biostatistics, or related.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
  • Experience in research, project and/or grant development and implementation required.
  • Experience in clinical trials required.
  • Experience working on a research program related to Addiction Medicine preferred.
  • Experience developing grants and collecting / analyzing data for a research program in an Academic Medical Center preferred.
  • Experience training research specialists for a specific research program preferred.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and guidelines with respect to clinical and community research preferred.

The ideal candidate will also have experience with:
  • Facilitating (Institutional Review Board) IRB approvals
  • Developing and presenting research findings at meetings and conferences.
  • Authoring and co-authoring publications in peer reviewed journals.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid work status to work in the United States.

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.

This position will be 75%-100% FTE.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the 'List of Duties' link above.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,229 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

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