Mar 22, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Affective, Cognitive and Aging Neuroscience

  • Center for Healthy Minds
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
Full time Aging Applied Psychology Cognitive Cognitive Neuroscience Neuroscience Postdoctoral Research Other

Job Description

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Psychology Experience in neuroimaging research in emotion, cognition, and/or aging preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • 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.
  • Adaptable; self-motivated.
  • Team player who possesses a passion for CHM mission/core values.


  • Some prior post-doctoral experience.
  • Experience with psychophysiological data including heart rate variability, skin conductance, pupilometry, and/or eye tracking.

Principal duties:

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; national longitudinal study.

Additional information:

Expected position duration is two years with potential for renewal based on funding and performance.

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply


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