Job no: 232213-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Brauer Group Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a 100% appointment full-time lab manager to assist Dr. Markus Brauer and his graduate students coordinate and conduct studies. Research in the lab focuses on group phenomena. The goal is to understand how people's thought processes, perceptions of others, and behaviors are affected by being member of a social group/category (e.g., African Americans, people with disabilities, managers). Members of the lab study these issues from both basic science and applied, public intervention perspectives. More information on the lab and our activities can be found at:

The lab manager assists on all on-going lab projects including research on (a) prejudice & discrimination and (b) people?s reactions to norms transgressions and immoral behaviors. In addition, they will be responsible for ongoing Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) research administration. They will also contribute to the development of new projects, including the designing and testing of social interventions aimed at changing people's sustainable behaviors.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

BA or BS in Psychology or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Preferred qualifications:
- Experience in running human subjects research
- Interest in qualitative and quantitative analysis
- Interest in social psychology, prejudice, social norms, interventions, sustainability, and related
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines
- Excellent analytical and writing ability
- Good interpersonal skills and leadership
- Experience with SPSS, R, Qualtrics, and/or other research software or coding



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $33,678 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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

An applicant may be hired into an 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: Gil Moreu, .

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

The cover letter should explain why you are applying for the position, what your motivations are, and what your ultimate career goals are.

On the summary sheet please list the following pieces of information with bullet points:

1) Highest degree obtained, university, year, GPA

2) Short description of your data analysis background: How knowledgeable are you about using R, SPSS, SAS, R Studio R Markdown? Describe the type of analyses you have performed on your own and the type of analyses you have assisted others with. How familiar are you with data cleaning and data management?

3) Short description of your programming background: How knowledgeable are you about using Python, Java, JavaScript, C#, C++, or any other programming languages?

4) Short description of your "other" computer skills: Microsoft Office, including advanced mastery of Excel? MATLAB? Github?

5) Short description of your quantitative background: Research methods classes, statistics classes, math classes, related employment.

6) Short description of your online data collection skills: Can you program surveys in Qualtrics? If yes, how well? Do you have experience running studies on online platforms such as MTurk and Prolific?

7) Short description of your experience with web development and web design: Have you used Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and/or Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)? If so, how knowledgeable are you using HTML and/or CSS?

8) Short description of your experience planning, designing, and implementing experiments, e.g., writing IRB protocols including consent forms, experience running in person studies in the lab or conducting field experiments, SONA.

9) A list of the social psychology classes you have taken.

10) Short description of your experience writing manuscripts and grant applications. Please mention your level of mastery of APA style.

11) Short description of experiences that show that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a research team.

12) Short description of experiences that show that you are reliable, detail-oriented, and very well organized when many tasks have to be completed in parallel.


Gil Moreu
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Mar 11 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Apr 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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