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RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Apply now Job no: 91927-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:L&S/CTR FOR HEALTHY MINDS
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:

91927-AS

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Official Title:

SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Hiring Department:

A483000-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/CTR FOR HEALTHY MINDS

FTE:

100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

OCTOBER 02, 2017

Term:

This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $31,113 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

A Bachelor's degree is required. A degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well-qualified applicants 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.

License or Certificate:  
Position Summary:

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 engages influencers to shift the culture to embrace well-being.

The Research Specialist will be responsible for scientific integrity of data collection, data processing, and participant screening and scheduling for the longitudinal Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study and a comparative study collecting similar measures in a cohort from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP). MIDUS is a national longitudinal study of health and well-being. The primary purpose of this component of the MIDUS study is to examine how individual differences in the neural bases of different emotional response styles relate to health and well-being throughout the lifespan. The main goal of the study in the WRAP sample is to understand how different emotional response styles may increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Contact:

Cassandra Kuen
cassandra.kuen@wisc.edu
608-262-0196
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

How to Apply: Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired in to an Associate Research Specialist, Research Specialist, or Senior Research Specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Cassandra Kuen, cassandra.kuen@wisc.edu or 608-262-0196.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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