Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231821-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Project Management, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position is located in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, under the supervision of Dr. Carey Gleason. Research studies in this lab focus on improving diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias (RD) for all individuals including women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other groups traditionally under-represented in research. The lab is founded on the premise that diversity makes for better science. The belief that research discoveries should benefit all groups unifies seemingly disparate lines of scientific inquiry. This program of research partners with underserved communities using the state-of-the-art resources available at the UW, and additionally involves partnerships with colleagues across numerous UW departments.

An Assistant Scientist is needed to oversee day-to-day operations of a newly funded NIH R01 project entitled: Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias - Research and Engagement (ICARE). This is a qualitative Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota - Duluth, which seeks to improve the health and quality of life of American Indian and First Nations (AI/FN) people who are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. The project spans across five AI/FN communities located in WI, MN, and Ontario, Canada. Dr. Carey E. Gleason is the PI for the WI Oneida Nation site.

A high level of professionalism is required of all UW Department of Medicine faculty and staff. The candidate is expected to exhibit and promote the finest characteristics of his/her profession and a colleague. Professionalism is demonstrated by altruism, accountability, fairness and treating everyone with kindness, respect and dignity.

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:

PhD required. Focus of study in a relevant field such as, but not limited to psychology, epidemiology, health services research, or a comparable area.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous work experience of two years minimum is required in qualitative research methodology, and experience collecting and analyzing qualitative datasets. Community-based research experience with one or more under-represented groups will be given additional consideration. Research and/or clinical experience working within a multi-disciplinary team is essential for success in this position.

Additional Information:

Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills required, and strong attention to details. Ability to work independently with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with other staff to contribute to overall goals of the lab, required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.


Carey Gleason

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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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

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Applications Open: Mar 3 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 17 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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