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Research Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine (Alzheimer’s Disease)

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Commensurate with experience
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:

The University of Washington’s Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position to be based at Harborview Medical Center (HMC). This position would have research responsibilities at Harborview Medical Center.  This position would work closely with Dr. Paul Crane, MD MPH, Dr. Shubhabrata Mukherjee, PhD, and their team focused on complex psychometric analyses.  Applied work in this lab focuses on cognition in older adults, with a focus on secondary analyses of data collected in studies focused on Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

This position will be at the Research Assistant Professor level (non-tenure eligible).  Research Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30).  Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.  The anticipated start date would be May 1, 2024, or earlier as administrative timelines allow.

Dr. Crane and Dr. Mukherjee have leadership roles in important national and international initiatives to modernize statistical approaches used for cognitive data across studies.  Dr. Crane serves as the lead of the Cognitive Harmonization Core for the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) Phenotype Harmonization Consortium (ADS PHC), which is a high profile U24 Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute on Aging (NIA).  In this role, Dr. Crane, Dr. Mukherjee, and their colleagues are evaluating tens and even hundreds of thousands of data points across dozens of studies, applying modern psychometric methods to generate harmonized and co-calibrated composite scores for memory, executive functioning, language, and visuospatial.  These data are made available for genetic analyses through the ADSP.  They are also provided back to the parent studies for them to share with investigators, facilitating many analyses that could not have occurred without this work.

There are many opportunities to build on the initial success of the ADSP PHC, and the successful candidate for this position will have important roles in guiding methodological advances for subsequent analyses.  To date, we have extracted both composite scores and standard errors of those scores using frequentist approaches.  The team has published papers commenting on variation across studies in measurement precision within domains, and across domains within a study.  As a field, there are tremendous opportunities to specifically incorporate what we know about individual-level measurement precision in our analyses. 


The base salary range for this position will be: $7,500 - $9,167 per month ($90,000 - $110,004 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.


Requirements include a Ph.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field. Eligible candidates must have a record of publications in the area of Bayesian psychometric modeling or Bayesian structural equation modeling.

Application Instructions: 

This position will remain open until filled. For consideration, please submit an application including CV, cover letter, a list of three (3) references, and a diversity statement (past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion) via Interfolio:

Please address your cover letter to the chair of the search committee, Paul Crane, MD, MPH.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Rebekah Zaharia, GIM Academic HR Manager at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Commitment to Diversity 

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities ( 

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