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Apply now Job no: 249360-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

This position is located in the lab of Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo, within the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Okonkwo co-leads the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Diversity Taskforce and Engagement Core, which is dedicated to 1) increasing the engagement of underrepresented populations (URPs) in the landmark ADNI study; 2) cultivating a diverse, culturally competent workforce to work with URPs; and 3) investigating ethnocultural disparities in dementia. The Engagement Core is excited to bring on an energetic and skilled PhD-level scientist to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with members of the Engagement Core team to identify and address critical scientific questions related to recruitment science and health disparities. Such questions include, but are not limited to, investigating the frequency and etiology of biomarker and cognitive profiles across ethnocultural groups, and understanding the extent to which biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors modify such associations. They will also use the very rich and multifactorial ADNI data to generate and tackle additional questions of scientific interest to them and the team. They will organize their findings into presentations for both lay and scientific audiences, generate manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in grant writing. Additionally, they will supervise and mentor research trainees.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has 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.

About the Job:

Scientist I (RE043)
Scientist III (RE045)
Scientist II (RE044)

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
Study in psychology, neuroscience, social work, public health, biomedical engineering, computer sciences, the life sciences, or any other related fields is desired.

PhD degree preferred. Other doctoral-level degree holders (eg MD, DO, PsyD, DrPH, PharmD, EdD etc) are also eligible to apply.


Prior experience with scientific writing, advanced statistical data analyses, and mentoring of research personnel is a plus, as are prior experience being part of an academic research group and familiarity with research on diverse populations and community-engaged research methodology.

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.

Additional Information:

The applicant should have excellent writing skills, good communication skills, strong attention to detail, the flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively, and should understand key elements of research studies including hypotheses generation, study design & objectives, statistical analyses, and presentation of results.

Interested candidates need not satisfy each of the foregoing preferences to apply.

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires 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 $46,000 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 resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


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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) or Scientist II(RE044) or Scientist III(RE045)

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).

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