|Job Summary: || |
The Biomarker Core of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), together with the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP; https://wrap.wisc.edu) is seeking a biomarker scientist to join our team.
As imaging and blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) continue to rapidly evolve, there is a need to determine when the proteinopathies become detectable in the brain relative to age and risk factors, how they relate to established imaging or fluid markers, how they perform in diverse ethnoracial and socioeconomic communities, and how they can inform on multi-etiology causes of impairment. Further, there is great need to determine how imaging and blood markers may be best applied in several use contexts including screening into prevention and observational trials, and community clinical settings, and as outcomes in treatment and prevention trials.
We seek an experienced scientist to support and collaborate on several exciting biomarker studies in our program. The scientist will be involved in the conduct and analysis of studies pertaining to early detection of AD and other causes of cognitive impairment. The candidate will join a highly collaborative team spanning several institutions.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
|Responsibilities: ||Identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs research, and prepares and/or presents results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research. |
- 20% Identifies research problems and develops complex research methodologies and procedures
- 25% Collects and analyzes complex research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision
- 25% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities
- 5% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information
- 5% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
- 10% May supervise the day-to-day activities of a research unit as needed
- 10% Serves as a unit subject matter expert and liaison to internal and external stakeholders providing advanced level information and representing the interests of a specialized research area
|Institutional Statement on Diversity: || |
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|Education: || |
PhD or equivalent in biostatistics, computational biology, bioengineering, medical physics, neuropsychology, biopsychology or closely related field required.
|Qualifications: || |
The position is open to a qualified scientist with evidence of training in applying quantitative solutions to biological problems. Candidates with post-doctoral experience are preferred.
Candidates with scientific experience and publications in AD or related disorders are preferred. Previous experience in imaging or biofluid markers is preferred.
The candidate should have the ability with training to independently process images and data, and analyze the derived data using modern statistics or artificial intelligence (AI) methods, and collaborate on scientific publications. Experience working with PET and MRI formats and analytic approaches is preferred. Basic neuroanatomy knowledge is preferred. Experience working with and customizing data analysis tools is preferred. The ability to write for scientific publications is essential.
|Work Type: || |
Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%
This position can accommodate a range of work modalities depending on candidate preferences. Full remote work is a possibility. Candidates seeking in-person, onsite work either fully or on a hybrid basis will have space available. On-site work location would be in Madison, Wisconsin.
|Appointment Type, Duration: || |
|Salary: || |
Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The minimum starting salary for the position is $65,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
|Additional Information: || |
For candidates who would work on-site: This position has been identified as a position that will be located in or regularly access UW Health locations. This position will need to adhere to UW Health policies and affiliated requirements. UW Health requires that anyone (all staff, faculty students, volunteers, and other affiliated individuals) working in or regularly accessing UW Health locations receive the COVID-19 primary vaccination series and first booster. This position will be required to adhere to that policy and if not in full compliance to have a plan for achieving full compliance within 40 days of the first day of employment. Additionally, you may be required to adhere to other vaccination requirements. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered.
|How to Apply: || |
At UW School of Medicine and Public Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, we encourage you to apply.
The Department of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
|Contact: || |
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