The Center for Healthy Minds, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow in affective, cognitive and aging neuroscience!
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 learn more, please click here. If you are interested in the position, send a cover letter and CV to Mike Kelly, at email@example.com.