Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 237226-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be working in Dr. Ryan Herringa's research lab ( ), which aims to identify the neurodevelopmental mechanisms of childhood trauma mediating resilience risk for internalizing disorders. The lab's research methods include neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and research clinical interviewing.

The Research Assessor will be responsible for administering research clinical interviews to youth and caregiver research participants, conducting subject screening and symptom assessment to determine study eligibility, assisting with assessment reliability documentation and evaluation, conducting psychophysiological and MRI visits, and other administrative tasks, as needed. Ability to meet MRI safety criteria is required for this role.

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; preferably in psychology or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Ability to meet MRI safety criteria is required. See Lane Neuroimaging Lab website ( for details about safety requirements.

-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 in human subjects research preferred.
-Experience working with children and adolescents preferred.

-Title prefix and salary will be dependent on relevant years of experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link above.

Criminal Background Check and/or Caregiver Check Required.

Availability to work some evenings and/or weekends required.

Knowledge/Skills Required:
-Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices
-Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.)
-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
-Ability to meet MRI safety criteria is required. See Lane Neuroimaging Lab website ( ) for details about safety requirements.

Knowledge/Skills Preferred:
-Experience and skills in administering semi-structured diagnostic clinical interviews
-Experience in a human subjects research lab
-Experience working with children and/or adolescents
-Knowledge of REDCap and/or data management
-Experience with data collection and data verification
-Experience working or volunteering in a mental health-related field
-Understanding of population-specific considerations in a mental health and research context, and ability to demonstrate appropriate differentiation based on development



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

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

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: Jul 13 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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