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RESEARCH SPECIALIST - NEUROSCIENCE OF EMOTION

Apply now Job no: 96535-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:L&S/CTR FOR HEALTHY MINDS
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:

96535-AS

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

RESEARCH SPECIALIST - NEUROSCIENCE OF EMOTION

Official Title:

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

Hiring Department(s):

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

FTE:

100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

NOVEMBER 24, 2018

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:

REQUIRED:
- A minimum of 1 year of experience in a large human subjects' research laboratory. Relevant undergraduate experience may be considered.

PREFERRED:
- Experience with community samples, minority, and/or aged populations.
- Research experience in behavioral, psychophysiological and/or neuroimaging data collection, processing and analysis.
- Experience managing Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols.
- Experience managing subject recruitment.
- 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 Unix/Linux in a secure environment.
- Phlebotomy related experience.

License or Certificate:

 

Position Summary:

Join the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) as a Research Specialist! In this role you will be responsible for scientific integrity of data collection, data processing, and participant recruitment, screening and scheduling for research at CHM. This individual may work on several research projects examining the import of individual differences in the time course of emotional responses for varied domains including cognition, health, and well-being, while elucidating the critical functional and structural brain substrates underlying these relationships.

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.

Additional Information:

 

Contact:

Amy Kiska
kiska@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:

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: Amy Kiska, kiska@wisc.edu or 608-262-0196.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and a document with the 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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