Job no: 233631-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be working in Dr. Ryan Herringa's research lab, which is interested in identifying the neurodevelopmental mechanisms of resilience and affective disorders, as well as the effects of childhood trauma. The lab's research methods include neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and clinical interviewing. The Research Assessment Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a variety of research study activities, as well as conducting and serving as an expert on all data collection activities. This position will also participate in a workgroup on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) with other lab members, conducting activities that foster these lab values. They will also participate in regular individual and group learning opportunities on topics of IDEA.

The School of Medicine and Public Health is deeply committed to diversity, both as an end in itself and 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.

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:

-Bachelor's degree required; psychology-related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least one year of post bachelor's work experience in a research setting required.
-At least two years of post bachelor's work experience in a human research subjects preferred.
-Research experience in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field preferred.

-Experience with data collection, data management, data verification, and REDCap preferred.
-Experience conducting diagnostic interviews and/or psychological assessments preferred.
-Experience with MRI/fMRI data acquisition preferred.
-Experience working in direct care in a behavioral or mental health setting preferred.
-Experience working with children and adolescents preferred.

-Title prefix and salary will be dependent on relevant years of experience.

Additional Information:

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

Availability to work some evenings and/or weekends required.

Upon hire, individual is required to receive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) safety clearance within 30 days of start date.

Knowledge/Skills Required:
-Proficient in Microsoft Office
-Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
-Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal forms with participants, students, faculty, researchers and staff at all levels
-Ability to positively contribute in a collaborative team environment
-Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices

Knowledge/Skills Preferred:
-Experience with data collection, data management, data verification, and REDCap preferred.
-Experience conducting diagnostic interviews and/or psychological assessments preferred.
-Experience with MRI/fMRI data acquisition preferred.
-Experience working in direct care in a behavioral or mental health setting preferred.
-Experience working with children and adolescents preferred.

This is a terminal position of 12 months and you will be required to serve an evaluation period. Then there is a possibility it would be extended up to an appointment of two years, and potentially made renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. Please upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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Applications Open: Apr 30 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 4 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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