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JOB NO.: 95953-AS

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


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95953-AS

Working Title: Researcher - Alzheimer's Disease


FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 10, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $37,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree required. Study in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer sciences, exercise science, kinesiology, the life sciences, or other related fields preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Experience with analyses of brain images and behavioral data, including use of applicable software such as Matlab, SPM, FSL, AFNI, FreeSurfer, SAS, SPSS, & R is preferred. Prior experience of being part of an academic clinical research group is a plus.

License or certificate:

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 cutting-edge 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 data processing, data analyses, and preparation of scientific writing such as abstracts, posters, papers, and grants.

The School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center have a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

The applicant should have excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail, the flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively, and should understand basic elements of research studies including hypotheses generation, study design & objectives, statistical analyses, and presentation of results. It is important for the applicant to have good communication skills and some supervisory experience or previous mentoring for research personnel. Interested candidates need not satisfy each of the foregoing preferences to apply.

Hire will be subject to criminal and Caregiver background check requirements.


Sarah Lose
[email protected]
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:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application.

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: Sep 10 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 25 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 9/11/2018
Application Due: 9/26/2018
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