Student Hourly Position at UCP Interactions Core (Deadline 7/30/21)

Employer: CARIBU

Location: Remote and on-site work (as campus policy allows) at the Department of Urology at the UW-Madison Medical Foundation Centennial Building (3rd floor, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison)

Deadline: July 30th, 2021

How to Apply: Send resume (or CV) and statement of interest to Dr. Kristina Penniston at on or before deadline. Interviews will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis until applicant is hired.

The UW-Madison U24 Urology Centers Program (UCP) Interactions Core is the organizational coordinating center for a community of more than a dozen urology centers and programs funded by the National Institute of Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. This community of basic science, translational, and population health researchers is known as CAIRIBU – Collaborating for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology. Investigators are working to better understand disease mechanisms related to the lower urinary tract and improve patient care and public health.

In the first year of our 5-year NIDDK-funded grant cycle, we are developing and operationalizing a number of initiatives and user-centered services for the CAIRIBU research community that are aimed at enhancing investigators’ research capacity and increasing the visibility and impact of benign genitourinary research. Some of the initiatives for which we seek student assistance involve:

  • Data and information management
  • Relational database design
  • Digital media (website, social media) design, data collection, analytics, user informatics
  • Bibliometrics, scientometrics
  • Information retrieval and archiving
  • Machine learning, natural language processing
  • Network analysis

Must be adept in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point. Must be highly independent, able to self-motivate, and detail-oriented. Experience with database software (e.g., REDcap or other) and reference aids (e.g., EndNote) is a plus. Excellent writing skills and grammar knowledge is required; editing expertise is a plus. Experience with WordPress or other website creation platform is highly desired. Other highly desirable skills include familiarity with data and information management concepts, database design, digital media use and analytics processes, bibliometrics, biomedical information retrieval (e.g., using PubMed and related databases), data archiving, and infographics design. Students in The Information School; The School of Computer, Data & Information Systems; or the Department of Communication Arts are encouraged to apply.

Flexible and negotiable; minimum commitment of 10 hours per week; up to 20 hours per week possible. Will consider more hours during summer and semester breaks than during academic school year. Students who can commit to working during the 2021-22 school year and beyond will be prioritized.

Attend weekly team meetings (Mondays at 11:00 a.m.) either in-person (as UW-Madison policy allows) or virtually. Meet ad hoc in-person or virtually with Interactions Core Principal Investigator and other Interactions Core staff prn. Availability, especially in-person, on Tuesdays and Thursdays is ideal.

Starts at $15 per hour.