Careers

The following is a list of open staff positions at the Wisconsin ADRC:

Research Specialist - Alzheimer's Disease
The successful candidate will join the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Neuroimaging Group (www.brainmap.wisc.edu). The candidate will be actively engaged in cutting-edge neuroimaging and biomarker research studies of lifestyle and genetic factors related to cognitive resilience in normal aging and preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Primary areas of responsibility include coordination of research studies, assisting the PI in data preparation and scientific writing (abstracts, papers, and posters), and performing administrative tasks within the lab.

Oneida Nation Outreach Specialist
This position will play a key role in continuing work on a project to create a culturally tailored outreach and recruitment program to increase enrollment, participation, and retention of American Indian/Native American subjects into the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Clinical Core and associated studies. Goals of the incumbent will include supporting and maintaining an Oneida-based Advisory Board, assessing local interest in AD research and services, introducing and representing the ADRC to Tribal leaders and in the community, and facilitating meetings between UW researchers and Tribal leaders when an interest is cultivated.

Biospecimen Tracking and Disposition Coordinator
The successful candidate will join the Division of Geriatrics and work across our pre-clinical and clinical research areas within the Biology of Aging Research Initiative and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to develop and coordinate a tracking system for all animal and human biospecimens. Primary areas of responsibility include regular communication to schedule the coordination of biospecimens across research studies to develop a master schedule, assisting the Principle Investigator (PI) with identifying biospecimens, IRB referencing, tracking of biospecimen location and disposition, as well as generating reports for monthly updates. This position may also be integrated into the upcoming LIMS project to assist with software validation and implementation across the Division of Geriatrics.

ADRC Study Coordinator
The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) conducts research in the field of aging and dementia, and seeks to establish effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A Research Specialist is needed to coordinate research study visits involving cognitively healthy adults and those with memory impairments within the center.

ADRC Research Program Ambassador
The mission of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is to find ways to identify Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias early so we can prevent and treat the disease before symptoms occur. The ADRC actively collaborates with individuals from diverse underrepresented communities to identify and address health disparities in the diagnosis and management of dementia. In this new position, the program ambassador will serve as a research advocate with the Gleason Research Lab to empower and encourage persons from underrepresented communities (especially African Americans) to engage in research. In addition, the study ambassador will work closely with ADRC researchers to ensure that research study visits and processes are culturally sensitive.

Community Research Coordinator
The UW Division of Geriatrics/Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute is seeking a full-time Research Specialist to co-lead the coordination of research related activities for an Alzheimer's disease prevention project titled, "African Americans Fighting Alzheimer's in Midlife" (AAFAiM). The AAFAiM Project examines midlife markers of Alzheimer's disease in African Americans enrolled in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP) Study. This position will be based in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Regional Milwaukee Office (WAI MKE).

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