RESEARCHER IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND HEALTH DISPARITY

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228295-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPH/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The successful candidate will support Dr. Okonkwo's research programs that seek to establish effective prevention of Alzheimer's disease. (S)he will be actively engaged in cutting-edge neuroimaging and biomarker research studies, as well as investigations of lifestyle and genetic factors related to cognitive resilience across the Alzheimer's disease spectrum. Primary areas of responsibility include data processing, data analyses, preparation of scientific writing such as abstracts, posters, papers, and grants, and coordination of activities and communication between relevant parties for a multi-site study.

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

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

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience working in research related to minority health and/or the recruitment of minorities is strongly preferred. Experience with analyses of brain images and/or behavioral data using applicable software and statistical packages is required. Prior experience of being part of an academic clinical research group is a plus.

Additional Information:

This is a fixed-term terminal position which is expected to end on July 31, 2022. Extension on a temporary basis and/or conversion to a renewable appointment is possible, depending upon availability of additional funding, program needs and satisfactory performance.

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 office management skills. Interested candidates need not satisfy each of the foregoing preferences to apply.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

Department(s):

A534255-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 19 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To get started, click ''. You will be asked to sign in or create a profile, and upload a resume and cover letter. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.

Contact:

Sarah Lose
srlose@medicine.wisc.edu
608-265-6701
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. )





Official Title:

ASSOC RESEARCHER(E05FN) or ASST RESEARCHER(E05LN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:

228295-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Nov 24 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 8 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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