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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 258483-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

Develop Grading Methods: The Wisconsin Reading Center provides core imaging lab support to multicenter clinical trials. As imaging technology and indications for therapeutics keep evolving, there is a need for developing new image evaluation methods. This will require an understanding of imaging formats, artifacts, qualitative and quantitative assessment of disease parameters. The incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert in supporting research program managers and graders in scientific aspects of grading.

Biomarker Research: The Wisconsin Reading Center collaborates with both NIH and industry partners in imaging biomarker research. This requires identification of novel imaging features that can be predictive of disease progression or prognosis and designing clinical studies to reproducibility identify and quantify these features. A thorough understanding of disease process and up to date knowledge on literature is required to conduct this cutting-edge research.

Liaison with Study Sponsors: The Wisconsin Reading Center assists in developing study protocol and statistical analysis plan for clinical trials in collaboration with industry sponsors. This requires communication of reading center workflow, evaluation procedures, imaging outcomes that are applicable for the trial and analysis methods.

Other duties:
Participate in developing grants applications to federal and private agencies
Assist in research meetings to develop goals, plan studies and updates on project status
Participate in management of timelines and progress of multiple ongoing research projects
Document research study methods and analytic steps and results for manuscript publications and progress reports
Develop PowerPoints to describe research and associated results
Participate in national and international meetings for dissemination of research
Assist faculty with educational and mentoring of research students

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 helps to prepare the results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research.
  • 25% Collects and analyzes research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision and limited responsibility
  • 20% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities
  • 20% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information
  • 10% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
  • 25% Serves as a main point of contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders providing 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


Terminal Degree
MD, PhD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent (includes MBBS and DNB).


Required Qualifications:
- One (1) year of ophthalmology clinical experience.
- One (1) year experience performing comprehensive examinations of the visual system to determine the nature or extent of ocular disorders.
- One (1) year experience diagnosing or treating injuries, disorders, or diseases of the eye and eye structures including the retina.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in ophthalmic/ retinal imaging.
- Experience in clinical research.
- Experience in publications and conference presentations.

Desired Attributes:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work in a multi team fast-paced environment.
- Experience with database applications, imaging software and/or statistical analysis.

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: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $63,900 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

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, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Kirsten Gragg
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 I(RE043)



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.

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:

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.

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