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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 220258-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:

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:

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
- An interest in and/or knowledge of simulations in statistics
- Experience with HTML and CSS, and with website design
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines
- Excellent analytical and writing ability
- Good interpersonal skills and leadership
- Knowledge of using Microsoft office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Experience with SPSS, R, Qualtrics, and/or other research software or coding

Additional Information:

There is a possibility this position can be extended or become 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


Minimum $33,017 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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

An applicant may be hired into an Associate Research Specialist or Research Specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Jordan Schwakopf, or (608) 262-1040.

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.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Jordan Schwakopf
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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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