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The Wisconsin ADRC and its campus partners are seeking applicants to fill these open positions:

Research Project Manager
A Research Project Manager is sought to provide managerial oversight for the new Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Diversity Taskforce and Engagement Core and its team members. This new Core will assure the active and immersive participation of persons from underrepresented populations in all aspects of the ADNI study, provide cultural competency training and consultation to all ADNI team members and Site PIs/staff, and oversee the training and career development of the next generation of scholars from underrepresented populations.
Applications close: January 25, 2022

Clinical Research Project Coordinator
The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Diversity Taskforce and Engagement Core seeks a Project Coordinator to oversee its day-to-day operations, under the direction of the Research Project Manager. This new Core will assure the active and immersive participation of persons from underrepresented populations in all aspects of the ADNI study, provide cultural competency training and consultation to all ADNI team members and Site PIs/staff, and oversee the training and career development of the next generation of scholars from underrepresented populations.
Applications close: January 26, 2022

Community Research Navigator (4 vacancies)
We are seeking Community Research Navigators to help coordinate activities within the new Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Diversity Taskforce and Engagement Core. The successful candidates will work to facilitate the engagement and retention of ADNI participants and their study partners, especially those from underrepresented populations (URP) backgrounds. The role will include serving as a "help desk support" to participants and their study partners as they move through each step of the study, with participant interactions primarily occurring by phone, though web portal, or email and text options.
Applications close: January 26, 2022

Scientist
The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Diversity Taskforce and Engagement Core is seeking 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. 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.

Researcher
The Okonkwo Lab is seeking researchers to join our growing research program, which has an overarching goal to establish effective prevention of Alzheimer's disease, with specific focus on clarifying and modulating the link between brain changes and cognitive decline by both modifiable and non-modifiable factors. The successful candidates will engage in cutting-edge neuroimaging and biomarker research studies focusing on lifestyle and genetic factors related to cognitive resilience in normal aging and preclinical Alzheimer's disease.
Applications close: January 31, 2022

Fluid-based Biomarker Scientist
The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) seeks a Scientist to focus 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 offers the opportunity for a leadership role within the bioanalytical laboratory, in a research area targeted for growth and development.
Applications close: February 1, 2022

Database Administrator II
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) is seeking an experienced Database Administrator to join the data and informatics team of the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (wrap.wisc.edu) and its several linked Alzheimer's disease research studies. Successful candidates responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, managing the WRAP database, supporting database users, extracting and transforming data, identifying data trends, quality assurance within our database and between multiple platforms, and disseminating data to internal and external collaborators. 
Applications close: January 28, 2022

Administrative Specialist
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) is seeking an experienced Administrative Specialist to join our dynamic research team. This position supports the Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, who is also the PI of the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention as well as the WRAP and Biomarker Administrator in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Under the direction of the WRAP and Biomarker Administrator, the incumbent is responsible for professional level work impacting a variety of administrative areas including logistics, scheduling, finance, procurement and human resources. A successful candidate will be a good communicator, self -motivated, able to juggle several duties, prioritize, pay attention to detail and follow a task through to completion. 
Applications close: January 26, 2022

WAI Data Manager and Analyst
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (WAI) is seeking a data management professional to join our team. The WAI seeks to promote health equity and improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia and their families through education, clinical care, community engagement, public health and research. The successful applicant will be a detail-oriented self-starter who can work as part of a team to develop databases and implement processes to effectively collect, manage and summarize data for evaluating the effectiveness of these programs. The successful candidate will work to develop processes and protocols for quality assurance, develop and manage databases and datasets, and conduct analyses to describe and evaluate program effectiveness for WAI education, clinical care, community engagement, public health and research programs with internal and external partners under the direction of a WAI Scientist. The successful candidate will also train end users on standardized data collection and entry procedures and supervise student research assistants on data management tasks. Data summarization tasks will include assisting with writing protocols and development of data summaries, reports, abstracts, and manuscripts.
Applications close: January 28, 2022 

WAI Research Administrator
The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (WAI) Research Administrator, under the direction of the WAI Center Administrator, works closely with WAI Principal Investigators (PI) to support sponsored research through all pre- and post-award activities for federally and non-federally funded programs, including sub-awards and subcontracts. This position also works extensively with UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and UW Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP). 
Applications close: January 25, 2022

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