Job description

JOB NO.: 96932-AS

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


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96932-AS

Working Title: ADRC/WRAP Biospecimen Specialist


FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 15, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $33,400 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BA/BS required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Professional experience with progressively increasing responsibility in academic programmatic and operations management desired.
- Experience in a medical, research, or educational setting preferred.
- Familiarity with biospecimen sample collection and shipment (CSF and blood) is required.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The incumbent in this position will serve as a biospecimen specialist with the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Biomarker Core (W-ADRC) and the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP). The Alzheimer's Disease Research Programs are designed to identify Alzheimer's Disease (AD) prior to symptoms and identify predictive biomarkers, health and lifestyle features that confer risk and resilience to AD. Our studies conduct a variety of tests including memory assessments, MRIs, PET scans, CSF collection, and blood collection.

Primary responsibilities of this position will include overseeing the collection, storage and shipment of antemortem biologic samples, as well as the administrative duties required to manage the biospecimen collection, storage and research activities for the W-ADRC and WRAP. The position will also provide on-call support for postmortem sample collection in the Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBDP).

Additional Information:

The School of Medicine and Public Health, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute 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.


Amy Hawley
[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 sign in or 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: Dec 18 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 1 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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