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Location: Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health



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Posted: 5/24/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2341

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Applications are being accepted for a scientist with a PhD in epidemiology, or a related field (such as nutritional sciences or genetics, with experience in epidemiology) to investigate nutritional risk factors for age-related eye disease and vision loss

The position involves a key role on a research team that investigates relationships of nutritional status, lifestyles and genetics to eye diseases in large populations. This job is to work on a large prospective cohort study of nutrition and eye health that is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and is ancillary to the nationwide Women’s Health Initiative. Thus, the successful candidate will have prior experience collecting, documenting and analyzing data as part of a large epidemiological study.

This person would work closely with the principal investigator to guide the day-to-day data collection and analyses of the research team across three study sites, with input a multidisciplinary team, including ophthalmologists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, vision scientists and statisticians. She/he would also identify research problems, and design research methodologies or directions to advance the research and/or translation to clinical and/or public health policies. Participation in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations, grant applications and progress reports, would be a key responsibilities, and opportunities to learn.

One or more years of experience during or after doctoral training is preferred, with involvement  in 1) analyzing and interpreting statistical results in an epidemiological setting and 2) being a co-author and/or lead author on writing scientific manuscripts in the epidemiology.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Effort levels of 80 to 100% will be considered.

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For position vacancy listing # 89238

To ensure consideration, please apply by June 15, 2017.




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