Madison, WI
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89238-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89238-AS

Working Title: Assistant Scientist/Associate Scientist



FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in epidemiology or related field is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications:
-Experience analyzing and interpreting statistical results in an epidemiological setting, and preparing results for scientific presentations and scholarly publications.
-Knowledge of SAS.

Preferred Qualifications:
-At least one year of experience in analyzing and describing genetic, nutritional and/or ophthalmology data, in an epidemiological study.
-Experience working as part of a large study team and with large databases.

Position Summary:

The position involves a key role on a research team to investigate relationships of diet, lifestyles and genetics to eye diseases in large populations. This person would work closely with the principal investigator to guide the day-to-day analyses of the research team in investigating relationships of nutritional biomarkers and dietary intake to the development of common age-related eye diseases and vision function. The individual in this position would become capable of leading the team in the absence of the principal investigator.

Additional Information:

Knowledge and Skills:
-Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

This position would not only assist in the completion of existing grant applications, but identify research problems, designs and research methodologies to advance the research, or directions to advance the research and/or translation to clinical and/or public health policies. This position would be capable of leading the team in the absence of the principal investigator and participate in developing and maintaining international and cross- institutional collaborations.

This position would apply knowledge of epidemiological research methodology, statistical analysis of nutritional, health and genetic data, and in utilizing and documenting large epidemiological datasets. This position would undertake collaborations with other investigators for conducting replication of findings in new study samples and establish new collaborations and be a principal investigator on grants needed to address new study hypotheses which result from the research. This position would identify new research questions to move the field forward and design research methods and conduct studies to address these questions and also identify research problems and suggest solutions within the current projects. This position would prepare results for presentation to professional organizations.


Kabao Chang
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Instructions to applicants:

Please click on "Apply Now" and submit cover letter and resume referencing this Position Vacancy Listing.

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: 03 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 15 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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