Job description

JOB NO.: 96865-AS

Work Type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 96865-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2019

Term: This position will end on DECEMBER 31, 2020.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $31,113 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience: Experience conducting research with adults and children. Formal coursework in research methods, statistics, developmental psychology, and social psychology are preferred. Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and SPSS are desirable.

Preference will be given to applicants who have prior research experience conducting intervention-related research. Preference will also be given to applicants who have experience conducting research within school settings, have experience working with psychology participant pools, and have experience supervising undergraduate students.

Additional preference will be given to those with experience working on prejudice and intergroup relations.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Lab is a research group that focuses on understanding the origins of intergroup biases, the perpetuation of biases, and the reduction of biases. This position will be engaged in performing research tasks, training undergraduate students and administrative tasks. Many of the projects conducted within the laboratory concern large-scale intervention studies from childhood through adulthood. More information can be found here:

Additional Information:

Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first five days of employment and annually thereafter within five days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

There is a possibility this position can be extended or become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.

Position will start at 50% FTE and could be increased based on the department's needs.


Katharine Scott
[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 start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into a associate research specialist, research specialist, or senior research specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Katharine Scott, [email protected]

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and a document with contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

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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Advertised: Dec 5 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 19 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 12/20/2018
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