Madison, WI
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89562-AS

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


Location: Madison

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

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89562-AS

Working Title: Scientist - Carlsson Lab



FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 1, 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 biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, population health sciences, neuroscience, psychometrics or related discipline required. New PhD graduates are encouraged to apply.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1+ years of post-doctoral experience in research in aging, epidemiology, biostatistics, neuropsychology, Alzheimer's disease and dementia research, or other comparable area strongly preferred.

The incumbent should possess strong expertise in classical and modern biostatistical methods that are applicable to measuring psychometric and biological variables in a longitudinal framework and strong working knowledge of statistics software SAS or R. It is preferred that the incumbent have the ability to conceive of a set of hypotheses, select the requisite methods to test the hypotheses, make appropriate conclusions about the results, and present the findings in published manuscripts and at scientific meetings. As the setting is highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary, it is preferred that the incumbent be able to work within an extended team and bring quantitative expertise and advice to collaborative initiatives. Experience in grant proposal writing is preferred. Expertise with psychometric theory and methods, in factors influencing cognitive performance is preferred.

Title prefix will be determined based on years of relevant professional work experience.

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) conducts research in the field of aging and dementia, and seeks to establish effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The incumbent will serve as a full-time Scientist for Dr. Cynthia Carlsson within the ADRC conducting statistical analysis of cutting-edge clinical studies on AD and related disorders to address significant public health and clinical research questions involving psychometric, health, and biological outcomes. The incumbent will collaborate with team members in the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of clinical studies investigating the impact of vascular risk factors on regional cerebral blood flow, cognitive function and CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. The incumbent will be expected to write manuscripts and abstracts summarizing study findings and present these findings at national and international meetings on aging and dementia. In addition, the incumbent will be expected work closely with Dr. Carlsson's research team to facilitate completion of pre-defined analyses in addition to working independently on their own areas of interest.

Additional Information:

Strong interpersonal skills and the willingness to present research are a necessity. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in written and verbal forms with research sponsors, faculty, researchers, and staff at all levels required. Knowledge of University administrative policies and procedures as well as federal human subjects protection regulations highly desirable.


Karen Lazar

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Instructions to applicants:

Click "Apply Now" to get started. Please upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. In addition you will be asked to provide three references during the application process.

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: 06 Feb 2017 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 27 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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