Postdoc & Bachelor level Research positions on longitudinal study of health & aging
Center for Healthy Minds
January 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) was founded and is led by neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson. CHM's mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. CHM is a leader in rigorous, interdisciplinary basic and translational research aimed at understanding the mind and how to nurture well-being in ourselves and others. CHM communicates these findings to the world, inspires scientists to conduct further research, and influences a shift in culture to embrace well-being.
The successful candidate will play a key role analyzing both extant and new neuroimaging data in relation to sociodemographic, behavioral, cognitive, and biomarker data from the Midlife in the US (MIDUS; http://midus.wisc.edu/) national longitudinal study. MIDUS is a collaborative, multi-site, national longitudinal study of health and well-being that has been following participants since 1995. The collective aim is to investigate the role of behavioral, psychological, and social factors in accounting for age-related variations in health and well-being in a national sample of Americans. Over 900 publications have been published using MIDUS data as of 2017. In addition to studying age-related variations in brain structure and function, the primary goal of the MIDUS Neuroscience Project is to identify how individual differences in the neural bases of different emotional response styles contribute to health and well-being vs. vulnerability to stress and disease throughout the lifespan.
To apply for the Bachelor level Research Specialist position, please visit UW-Madison’s job page. Full position description here. Deadline to apply: February 28, 2018 at 11:55pm.
To apply for the Postdoc Research Associate position, please submit your cover letter and CV to Mike Kelly, email@example.com, (608) 890-1115. Position description and details found here.
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Well-qualified applicants for the Bachelor level Research Specialist position will have the following required experience:
A minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in a large human subjects' research laboratory. Relevant undergraduate experience may be considered.
Well-qualified candidates will have the following preferred work experience:
Experience with community samples and/or minority or aged populations.
Research experience in behavioral, psychophysiological and/or neuroimaging data collection, processing and analysis.
Computer programming skills in Bash, Python, and/or MATLAB.
Familiarity with FSL and/or Freesurfer.
Familiarity with R or similar statistical programs.
Experience using Windows, Mac, and Linux in a secure environment.
PostDoc Research Associate
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience for this PostDoc Research Associate position:
Demonstrated experience in neuroimaging.
Experience with multi-modal imaging including functional, resting state, diffusion weighted, and structural preferred.
Statistical acumen in analyzing neuroimaging data and programming expertise.
Demonstrated experience in scientific communication including speaking and publishing.
Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
Team player who possesses a passion for CHM mission/core values. Preferred:
Some prior post-doctoral experience.
Experience with psychophysiological data including heart rate variability, skin conductance, pupilometry, and/or eye tracking.
Additional Salary Information: Please see links in Description for more information about these two positions.
The Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) was founded and is led by neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson. CHM's mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. CHM is a leader in rigorous, interdisciplinary basic and translational research aimed at understanding the mind and how to nurture well-being in ourselves and others. CHM communicates these fi...ndings to the world, inspires scientists to conduct further research, and influences a shift in culture to embrace well-being.