Madison, Wisconsin

Job Summary: As newer blood-based markers for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) become a reality, there is urgent need to determine when the proteinopathies become detectable in blood relative to age and risk factors, how they relate to established imaging and cerebrospinal markers, and how they perform in diverse ethnoracial and socioeconomic communities. Further, there is great need to determine how blood markers may be best applied in several use contexts including as screening and outcome measures for clinical trials and observational studies, and for patient diagnosis and management in community clinical settings. This scientist will work within the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) to support and collaborate on several blood-based biomarker studies in our extensive program linked to the ADRC, including the long running Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP). The scientist will be involved in the design and conduct of studies pertaining to early detection of AD in blood. The scientist will oversee the operation of the lab which includes a lab manager and technicians. They will develop and support a fluid biomarker core that serves a highly collaborative team of faculty and their research programs that are linked to the ADRC, as well as international collaborators in Gothenburg, London and elsewhere. The bioanalytical methods to be used include primarily digital SIMOA and may also include other immunoassays, as well as mass spectrometry methods. 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. 15% Identifies research problems and develops complex research methodologies and procedures 15% Collects and analyzes complex research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision 10% 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 15% 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 5% Monitors program budget and approves unit expenditures 15% Establishes processes and oversees operations of bio-fluid analytics core 5% Establishes and manages lab fee for service program 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 an applicable discipline (chemistry, biology, pharmacy, neuroscience or other applicable discipline) required. Qualifications: Candidates with post-doctoral experience are preferred. Candidates with scientific experience and publications in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) are preferred. Previous experience in digital immunoassay methods or mass spectrometry methods for identifying and quantifying neurochemical markers is preferred. COVID-19 Considerations: UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information. Work Type: Full or Part Time: 80% - 100% It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting salary for the position is $85,000, but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive an excellent benefits package including vacation, holidays, and paid time off; a variety of insurance and savings options, and participation in the state retirement system (WRS). Additional Information: The candidate must have a strong comfort with taking a leadership role within the bioanalytical laboratory, including the development and validation on automated platforms. In addition, they should have excellent communication and writing skills, strong attention to detail, and the flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively. The candidate should have the ability with training to independently process samples, perform measurements, and analyze the derived data, and collaborate on scientific publications. The ability to write for scientific publications is essential. How to Apply: 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 your qualifications relevant to 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 ahawley@medicine.wisc.edu 608-265-2201 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: Scientist II(RE044) Department(s): A534255-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable Job Number: 259422-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/ 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 .

Madison, Wisconsin

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