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Postdoctoral Scholar in Biostatistical Methodology for Alzheimer’s Disease Research


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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Epidemiology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Biostatistical Methodology for Alzheimer’s Disease Research


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Position Description

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The National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC) is home to one of the largest (44,000+ participants), oldest, and most powerful Alzheimer’s datasets, built in collaboration with more than 35 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) throughout the US over the past 20+ years. NACC facilitates impactful research across the ADRCs network and is tasked with driving major innovations over the next 5 years that will modernize data use and sharing, and ultimately transform and advance Alzheimer’s research. NACC has been funded by the National Institute on Aging since 1999 and is based at the University of Washington. 

The School of Public Health is committed to a diverse and inclusive academic community. It views equity, justice, and anti-racism as essential to its mission of building health excellence. The successful applicant will be expected to embody these values into their teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service experiences (http://sph.washington.edu/diversity).

Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are initially for 12-months with opportunities to renew. Cumulative appointment length may not exceed 5 years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at other institutions. Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

Duties and Responsibilities

We seek candidates interested in developing statistical methodology for complex data structure for Alzheimer’s Disease Research.  NACC has extensive longitudinal clinical and neuropsychological data and autopsy data, which will be linked with imaging, biomarker, digital device, genetics and electronic medical records data.   NACC participants have diverse clinical presentations, and the data are increasingly used for understanding heterogenous neuropathologies. Candidates can have a particular research focus based on background and interest, but will be expected to work both with both methodological development and applications which will involve interdisciplinary collaborations.

Qualifications

Position Qualifications

Candidates are required to have received a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the start of this appointment.  We seek candidates who have training in either biostatistics, bioinformatics, machine learning, epidemiologic methods or psychometrics.  Candidates may be awarded the title University of Washington Data Science Fellow, pending approval from the University of Washington e-Science Institute.

Instructions

Position or Company Website: naccdata.org

Application Instructions 

Please submit the following materials:
CV
Concise Research Statement
Three References: names and contact information
Representative Papers

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