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A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Carol Shively in the Department of Pathology, Section on Comparative Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine to study social and biological factors that affect age-related changes in behavior and neurobiology in nonhuman primates (NHPs). The Fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team on the development of a NHP model of social and dietary factors that promote neuropathologic changes characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, and determine functional correlates. The fellow also will be encouraged to make use of extensive NHP data, tissue, and imaging repositories that provide a rich source of research projects ready for analysis and publication.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the social or biological sciences. Requirements include outstanding skills in data analysis, written and oral communication, and the ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team-oriented environment. Candidates with experience in NHP behavior and neurobiology are particularly encouraged to apply. The position is available for up to three years and compensation will follow NIH postdoctoral stipend levels.

Applicants should submit via email a letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, as well as a CV and the names and complete contact information of three references to:

Carol A. Shively, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pathology/Comparative Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

How to apply: Please submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae, which should include a record of research experience and the names of three references, before April 30, 2020. Use this link to apply

Description: The Johnson lab and Betthauser lab within the Brain Biomarkers working group of Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is seeking a scientist who has a background in brain imaging to support cutting edge research pertaining to amyloid and tau PET imaging, structural MRI, and cerebrospinal fluid datasets in people at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. The scientist will help oversee a portfolio of single-site and multi-site prospective projects and existing datasets. The primary duties include scientific analysis and writing and providing primary support to ongoing collaborative projects. Major scientific goals for this position include support for imaging protocol implementation and analysis in a multi-site trial; curation and analysis of multi-modal imaging and non-imaging AD biomarkers including PET and CSF from multiple study sites; analysis support for ongoing longitudinal studies investigating factors that may contribute to dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease risk.

Requirements: The applicant should have a PhD in an applicable field such as medical physics, bioengineering or neuroscience. The applicant should have the knowledge and skillset to define analytic problems and create solutions and evaluate the efficacy and impact of such solutions in the context of PET and MRI imaging of the brain. The applicant should possess ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team, and should be familiar with medical imaging file formats (e.g. ECAT, DICOM, NIfTI, etc.), quantitative analysis principles and common approaches to image analysis. Experience with basic neuroanatomy, several programing languages and with curating, compiling, and analyzing large neuroimaging data sets in human research is strongly preferred. Ability to work with and customize data management tools is required.

Environment: This opportunity is affiliated with the Imaging and Biomarker core of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Research Center. The resources of the university for imaging in AD are extensive and include advanced PET imaging with onsite manufactured radioligands for tau and amyloid imaging and synaptic function, and advanced MRI capability for imaging structure, connectivity, and vascular health. While the position will be in the Department of Medicine, the incumbent will participate in a thriving collaboration with investigators and teams at the Waisman Center and in the departments of medical physics, radiology, and computer science.

Position Vacancy Listing: PVL # 221902

Position Summary: The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (WAI) is committed to health equity and aims to improve the quality of life of persons living with dementia and their families across the state through research and community engagement. Our purpose is to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, to identify and disseminate strategies to reduce dementia risk, to convene stakeholders across the state, to improve access to quality dementia care services, and to develop and support culturally-tailored, effective clinical and community-based models of care.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in furthering our research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The successful applicant will be able to work independently and apply critical thinking to assigned tasks from the WAI Director and Associate Director. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the science and the writing of manuscripts and grant applications that are initiated from the WAI.

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute 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.

Principal duties: The successful candidate will serve as a research scientist, with an emphasis on research into increasing dementia awareness, reducing health disparities in dementia, and improving quality of dementia care in clinics and diverse communities throughout the state of Wisconsin.

  • Design, conduct studies, and analyze findings using mixed methods to further WAI's program evaluation, health services research, and community-based participatory research, in support of the health disparities, clinical, and public health missions of the WAI.
  • The candidate will be expected to make independent, high-level contributions to these efforts and assist in oversight and guidance of other staff, students, and trainees.
  • Create and operationalize research questions, and design studies to contribute to health services and/or community-based participatory research.
  • Oversee data collection, data entry, data quality, and design of databases to meet research needs of the WAI.
  • Create written reports of the findings, write manuscripts and abstracts summarizing study findings, and present these findings at national and international meetings.
  • Assist with the writing of research grant applications for federal and non-federal funding opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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