Madison, WI
Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89052-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89052-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist - Alzheimer's Disease



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 21, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Bachelor's degree required. Study in psychology, neuroscience, exercise science, kinesiology, the life sciences, computer sciences or other related fields preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Experience in brain image analysis, including use of software such as Matlab, SPM, FSL, AFNI, & FreeSurfer, is preferred, as is experience with coordinating research study visits.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will join the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Neuroimaging Group (, a multidisciplinary collective of more than 20 principal investigators with over 41 human and nonhuman primate research projects spanning the diagnostic spectrum from normal aging to Alzheimer's dementia. (S)he will be actively engaged in neuroimaging and biomarker research studies of lifestyle and genetic factors related to cognitive resilience in normal aging and preclinical Alzheimer's disease. This position requires analytic thinking, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and study participants. Primary areas of responsibility include coordination of research studies, assisting the PI in data preparation and scientific writing (abstracts, papers, and posters), and performing administrative tasks within the lab.

Additional Information: The applicant should have the flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively, and should understand basic elements of research studies including study design & objectives, study visit logistics, statistical analyses, and presentation of results. Interested candidates need not satisfy each of the foregoing preferences to apply.

Hire will be subject to criminal and Caregiver background checks.

Contact: Donna Cole
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. )

Instructions to applicants: Click "Apply Now" to get started. You will be asked to provide a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your relevant qualifications, as well as contact information for references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 09 Dec 2016 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 16 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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