The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking multiple highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work on intervention studies in U.S. adults to promote wellbeing and prevent suicide.
Areas of research include the evaluation and mechanistic examination of behavioral and physiological interventions in healthy and distressed adults using multiple types of MRI, passive measures of behavior and physiology, and survey measurements. The postdoctoral research associates will have opportunities to participate in activities related to neuroimaging methods development and evaluation, study data collection and analyses, research publications, grant writing and are expected to make positive scholarly contributions to this interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research program.
Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in medical physics, psychology, neuroscience, and/or a related field. Prior experience with brain imaging techniques (e.g., MRI, DTI, and/or fMRI) and/or behavioral data is required. Experience with brain image analysis software tools, MATLAB, Python, C++ and/or other computer programming (e.g., R, Mplus) is highly desirable. Strong communication and organization skills are a must, and experience with large and complex research studies and/or clinical trials is highly desirable. The candidate is expected to have an emerging track record of publishing in academic journals, strong analytic skills, and excel at working in a collaborative environment. Individuals from historically marginalized and/or minoritized groups are encouraged to apply.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) is a leader in conducting science – in and out of the lab – on how to nurture emotional well-being in daily life, considering the complexity of our human experience (age, gender, ability, race etc.). Because inequities in science and academia disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society – including people of color, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ people, we believe that these identities must be centered in the work of our center. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized groups.
Interested candidates should send: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter outlining research interests, experience, and career goals; and 3) a list of three references to Lisa Wesley, Human Resources Generalist, at .