Job description


Job no: 96113-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Lab Manager

Official Title:


Hiring Department(s):



50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

NOVEMBER 01, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

A Bachelor's degree is required. A degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Psychology or a related field is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- One or more years of behavioral research experience in an academic setting. Undergraduate
research experience may be considered.
- Knowledge of human subjects and research principles.
- Experience with MATLAB or another programming language.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Computer proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office software.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.

License or Certificate:

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The Research Specialist will support research in the Brain, Language and Acoustic Behavior Lab (PI: Carrie Niziolek) and the Speech Motor Action + Control Lab (PI: Ben Parrell). Research conducted by both labs combines behavioral and neuroscience methods to examine the basis of speech production and speech motor control in both healthy and neurologically impaired populations. This position will be responsible for performing data collection and analysis, oversight of participant recruitment, management of lab finances (purchases, reimbursements, etc.) and additional administrative responsibilities.

Additional Information:

This Position Vacancy Listing represents two separate and distinct appointments within the Waisman Center. The hired candidate will have two appointments between 25 - 50% each with a unique supervisor, in the Brain Language and Acoustic Behavior Lab and the Speech Motor Action + Control Lab.

- A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
- Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
- Must complete Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW-Madison training.
- Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.


Melissa Strupp
[email protected]
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references including contact information.

Additional Link:Full Position Details NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Sep 28 2018 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 24 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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Posted: 10/19/2018
Application Due: 10/19/2027
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