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Position: Biomarker Scientist
University of Wisconsin-Madison
, Madison , Wisconsin United States
Duties: As imaging and blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) continue to rapidly evolve, there is a need to determine when the proteinopathies become detectable in the brain relative to age and risk factors, how they relate to established imaging or fluid markers, how they perform in diverse ethnoracial and socioeconomic communities, and how they can inform on multi-etiology causes of impairment. Further, there is great need to determine how imaging and blood markers may be best applied in several use contexts including screening into prevention and observational trials, and community clinical settings, and as outcomes in treatment and prevention trials
Requirements: PhD or equivalent in biostatistics, computational biology, bioengineering, medical physics, neuropsychology, biopsychology or closely related field required
Text: Skip to main content Skip to navigation The jobs website is experiencing technical issues and you may not be able to complete an application. We are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved shortly. Please check back later. Close Jobs at UW University of Wisconsin-Madison FAQs Job Alerts Applicant Login FAQs Job Alerts Applicant Login Filter BIOMARKER SCIENTIST Apply now (opens in a new window) Job no: 275878-AS Work type: Onsite, Partial Remote, Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time Department: SMPH/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV Location: Madison Categories: Research Job Summary: The Biomarker Core of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), together with the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP; https://wrap.wisc.edu ) is seeking a biomarker scientist to join our team. As imaging and blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) continue to rapidly evolve, there is a need to determine when the proteinopathies become detectable in the brain relative to age and risk factors, how they relate to established imaging or fluid markers, how they perform in diverse ethnoracial and socioeconomic communities, and how they can inform on multi-etiology causes of impairment. Further, there is great need to determine how imaging and blood markers may be best applied in several use contexts including screening into prevention and observational trials, and community clinical settings, and as outcomes in treatment and prevention trials. We seek an experienced scientist to support and collaborate on several exciting biomarker studies in our program. The scientist will be involved in the conduct and analysis of studies pertaining to early detection of AD and other causes of cognitive impairment. The candidate will join a highly collaborative team spanning several institutions. SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged. Responsibilities: Identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs research, and prepares and/or presents results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research. 20% Identifies research problems and develops complex research methodologies and procedures 25% Collects and analyzes complex research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision 25% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities 5% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information 5% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding 10% May supervise the day-to-day activities of a research unit as needed 10% Serves as a unit subject matter expert and liaison to internal and external stakeholders providing advanced level information and representing the interests of a specialized research area 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 Education: Required Terminal Degree PhD or equivalent in biostatistics, computational biology, bioengineering, medical physics, neuropsychology, biopsychology or closely related field required. Qualifications: The position is open to a qualified scientist with evidence of training in applying quantitative solutions to biological problems. Candidates with post-doctoral experience are preferred. Candidates with scientific experience and publications in AD or related disorders are preferred. Previous experience in imaging or biofluid markers is preferred. The candidate should have the ability with training to independently process images and data, and analyze the derived data using modern statistics or artificial intelligence (AI) methods, and collaborate on scientific publications. Experience working with PET and MRI formats and analytic approaches is preferred. Basic neuroanatomy knowledge is preferred. Experience working with and customizing data analysis tools is preferred. The ability to write for scientific publications is essential. Work Type: Full or Part Time: 80% - 100% This position can accommodate a range of work modalities depending on candidate preferences. Full remote work is a possibility. Candidates seeking in-person, onsite work either fully or on a hybrid basis will have space available. On-site work location would be in Madison, Wisconsin. Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The minimum starting salary for the position is $65,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Additional Information: For candidates who would work on-site: This position has been identified as a position that will be located in or regularly access UW Health locations. This position will need to adhere to UW Health policies and affiliated requirements. UW Health requires that anyone (all staff, faculty students, volunteers, and other affiliated individuals) working in or regularly accessing UW Health locations receive the COVID-19 primary vaccination series and first booster. This position will be required to adhere to that policy and if not in full compliance to have a plan for achieving full compliance within 40 days of the first day of employment. Additionally, you may be required to adhere to other vaccination requirements. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. How to Apply: At UW School of Medicine and Public Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. The Department of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Contact: Amy Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org 608-265-2201 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. Official Title: Scientist II(RE044) Department(s): A53-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable Job Number: 275878-AS The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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/ 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). The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department . Applications Open: Mar 14 2023 Central Daylight Time Applications Close: Mar 28 2023 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend Send me jobs like these We will email you new jobs that match this search. Thank you for subscribing to UW-Madison job alerts. Please check your inbox and confirm your subscription. The email address was invalid, please check for errors. You must agree to the privacy statement Subscribe Recaptcha Privacy agreement Search results Position Department Location Opened Closes BIOMARKER SCIENTIST SMPH/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV Madison Mar 14 2023 Mar 28 2023 11:55 PM BIOMARKER SCIENTIST summary: As imaging and blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) continue to rapidly evolve, there is urgent need to explore a variety of related lines of research. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) seeks an experienced scientist to support and collaborate on several exciting biomarker studies in our extensive program linked to the ADRC, including the long running Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) study. Expression of interest Loading... Current opportunities Position Department Location Opened Closes BIOMARKER SCIENTIST SMPH/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV Madison Mar 14 2023 Mar 28 2023 11:55 PM BIOMARKER SCIENTIST summary: As imaging and blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) continue to rapidly evolve, there is urgent need to explore a variety of related lines of research. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) seeks an experienced scientist to support and collaborate on several exciting biomarker studies in our extensive program linked to the ADRC, including the long running Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) study. 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