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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 257870-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15 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 biomanufacturing 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.

This position will work within the Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory (PI: Bernadette Gillick) and will conduct research incorporating neuroimaging, neuromodulation using transcranial magnetic stimulation/electromyography and stereotactic neuro-navigation and behavioral outcomes in early brain injury. In addition to opportunities for independent related study opportunities for this position, the Scientist will be directly involved in a lead role in an early brain injury study funded by a 5-year NIH R01 award. This will include longitudinal neuroimaging analysis, in conjunction with neuromodulation/electrophysiologic and motor/behavioral assessments. The position includes opportunity for involvement in independently led studies, other related studies, and development of new studies/grant applications.

Responsibilities: Scientist I (RE043)
Scientist II (RE044)
Scientist III (RE045)
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


Terminal Degree
A PhD in a Scientific or Engineering field is required.


Qualified applicants will have the following required experience:
- A minimum of four years' experience in a clinical and/or translational neuroimaging laboratory or postdoctoral fellowship/experience in Neuroscience or Biomedical Engineering.
- Experience in management of resources and research projects.
- Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and to effectively delegate tasks.
- Strong communication skills, technical writing ability and publication record.
- Experience in image processing and signal analysis of neuroimaging and electrophysiology data (EEG, MRI/fMRI, evoked potentials, etc.)
- Programming experience (Matlab, Python, Linux, etc.)
- Interest in pediatric neurological disorders

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience and knowledge:
- A background in neuroanatomy and electrophysiology.
- Demonstrated ability to independently carry out neuroimaging research in human populations.
- Experience running MRI/fMRI/EEG scans in human subjects.
- Experience with brain functional connectivity analysis.
- Interest and/or experience with non-invasive neuromodulation methods such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and interest transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
- Experience in pediatric neurological disorders.
- Experience in working with children and their caregivers/parents.
- Experience in grant writing and IRB submissions/coordination.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Strong technical writing ability and publication record.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references including contact information.


Mariah Ginter
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:

Scientist I(RE043) or Scientist II(RE044) or Scientist III(RE045)



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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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