University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

December 10, 2021



Apply now Job no: 246149-AS Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time Department: SMPH/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV Location: Madison Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is focused on the development and application of fluid-based biomarker assays for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders in order to enable local implementation of promising markers from human biospecimens in a clinical research context. This position will focus on translational methods development and validation that facilitate the analysis of relevant AD biomarker proteins (such as amyloid-ß42, and tau) and other potential biomarkers. The incumbent will work with biotechnology cores across the UW campus as appropriate, work with principal investigators in the ADRC to leverage and utilize our fluid biomarker program, and report collaboratively with the team to report the results and progress at conferences and in scientific journals.

The applicant must have a strong comfort with taking a leadership role within the bioanalytical laboratory, including the development and validation on automated platforms. In addition, he/she should have excellent communication and writing skills, strong attention to detail, and the flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively.

The School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center have 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 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.

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Required Terminal Degree Ph.D. in biophysics, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related discipline required.


A minimum of 2 years of experience with methods development and/or translational application of assays using human biospecimens required.

A minimum of 2 years of experience with using automated liquid handling robotics/platforms required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two- dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit https: // covidresponse.wisc.edu for more information.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $56,000 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.


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 RELAYSERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Scientist II(RE044)

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: 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).

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Applications Open: Nov 23 2021 Central Standard Time Applications Close: Dec 10 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time