Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233718-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

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 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 Infant Learning Laboratory studies how infants and young children learn language, learn the meanings of words, find the patterns in language and track the properties of speech. This position will assist in development, execution and evaluation of the language research performed in the laboratory via tracking babies' progress through experimental research tasks, code videos of experiments, data management and data analysis. This position will also recruit participants for research studies in the lab, be responsible for the training and supervision of students, make purchases for the lab, aid in grant management and budget planning, and assist the principal investigator in manuscript and grant preparation.

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 Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- At least one year of psychology research experience in an academic setting (7 years of applicable experience is required for appointment at the Senior level). Relevant student experience will be considered.
- Experience working with infants, toddlers, and families.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and oral communication.
- Computer proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office software.
- Experience with E-Prime, MATLAB, Python and Tobii.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
Individuals must complete reporting requirements, which includes but is not limited to effort reporting or outside activities reporting in a timely manner.
Individuals must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of hire. Individuals are required to complete HIPAA training certification on an annual basis.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $35,568 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "" button to start the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

Please upload a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications as it relates to this position.


Heather Bellamy
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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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Applications Open: May 11 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 31 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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