Biomarker Scientist


University of Wisconsin - Madison


Madison, Wisconsin

Principal Investigator

Sterling Johnson


Apply at Posting closes February 1, 2023, 11:55 p.m. CST.


As imaging and blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD) continue to rapidly evolve there is urgent need to determine when the proteinopathies become detectable in the brain relative to age and risk factors, how they relate to established imaging or cerebrospinal markers, and how they perform in diverse ethnoracial and socioeconomic communities. Further there is great need to determine how imaging and blood markers may be best applied in several use contexts, including screening into prevention and observational trials, and community clinical settings, and as outcomes in treatment and prevention trials.

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center seeks an experienced scientist to support and collaborate on several exciting biomarker studies in our extensive program linked to the ADRC including the long-running Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention. The scientist will be involved in the conduct and analysis of studies pertaining to early detection of AD and other causes of cognitive impairment. The candidate will join a highly collaborative team spanning several institutions.


The position is open to qualified scientists with evidence of training in applying quantitative solutions to biological problems. Candidates with postdoctoral experience are preferred.

Candidates with scientific experience and publications in AD or related disorders are preferred. Previous experience in imaging or biofluid markers is preferred.

The candidate should have the ability with training to independently process images and data, analyze the derived data using modern statistics or AI methods and collaborate on scientific publications. Experience working with PET and MRI formats and analytic approaches is preferred. Basic neuroanatomy knowledge is preferred. Experience working with and customizing data analysis tools is preferred. The ability to write for scientific publications is essential.