Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233232-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, 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 harmonization across several large cohorts, data processing, data analyses, and preparation of scientific writings such as abstracts, posters, papers, and grants.

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 in field of Epidemiology, Psychology, or a related biomedical field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous work experience in research and/or neuroimaging preferred, including knowledge and skillset to define analytic problems, create solutions, and evaluate the efficacy and impact of such solutions in the context of aging and/or dementia research. Experience with statistical programming languages (such as R, SPSS) in order to interact efficiently with large amounts of data required.

Additional Information:

The applicant should possess ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.

The applicant 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 $60,000 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.


Sarah Lose
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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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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: Apr 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 11 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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