Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231556-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Program conducts research in the field of aging and dementia, and seeks to establish effective prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. A research specialist is needed to coordinate studies on assessment of speech, language and cognitive function using novel methods. The incumbent will work primarily with Dr. Kimberly Mueller in the Cognitive-Communication in Aging and Neurogenic Disorders Laboratory (CCANDL) and coordinate with several collaborating research teams as part of a larger multiple-investigator set of projects. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Program, have 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, and we particularly encourage those from underrepresented minority backgrounds to apply.

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. Depending on experience, the position may also entail designing and executing new research projects, and contribution to scholarly publications and presentations. Future travel to Johns Hopkins University for data collection may be required approximately once yearly, for up to two weeks at a time.

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:

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

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Qualified applicants will have the following required experience:
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Computer proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office software.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, diplomatically, and in a culturally-sensitive way, in both written and verbal forms, with research participants, sponsors, faculty, researchers, staff, and students.

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- One or more years of behavioral research experience in an academic setting.
- Knowledge of human subjects and research principles.
- Experience with R, SPSS or another programming language.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $32,697 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Timothy McCarty at or 608-262-6462.

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

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Timothy Mccarty
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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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Applications Open: Feb 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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