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18 Jul 2018

Full-Time Behavioral Scientist for Mobile Innovation

Healthy Minds Innovations – Posted by healthy minds innovations Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Job Description

Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc. (HMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds, UW-Madison (CHM).  Collectively, our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. HMI contributes to this mission through the development and dissemination of tools and services based on scientific evidence.  It also supports a social movement strategy aimed at the idea that well-being is a skill that can be learned.

Position Description
Healthy Minds Innovations is seeking a Ph.D. level scientist. This position will focus on developing and validating mobile measures to investigate skills underlying well-being. This position will support creating a mobile measures for large-scale use. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated and capable of managing their workload and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment. This full-time position is an excellent opportunity to gain substantial hands-on experience and training in many aspects of a quickly growing non-profit operation.

Responsibilities
• Literature search and synthesis to identify candidate measures
• Adapt and pilot measures as needed to implement on mobile devices
• Generate specs for measures and guide mobile development with tech partners
• Design and analyze studies to assess validity and reliability of measures on mobile
• Maintain documentation related to measures development and validation studies
• Present findings and recommendations to scientist and non-scientist groups
• Support user experience research focused on in-the-world engagement with measures

Skills and Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field
• Topical expertise in well-being, ideally including contemplative science
• Demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first-author publications
• Skilled at experimental design and measurement of behavior
• Proficiency in psychometrics
• Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R, or similar platforms)
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Desire to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment
• Excited about translating basic research to applied settings

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  HMI offers an extensive benefits package.

How to get started:

If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Healthy Minds Innovations, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.  Please send to Christy Wilson-Mendenhall at wellbeing@hminnovations.org

Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc.

Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc. (HMI), is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Center for Healthy Minds, UW-Madison to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind.

HMI takes the discoveries and insights gleaned from Center research and transforms them into tools and services – as well as helps manage events and public speaking engagements for the Center.

Ongoing feedback and a wider dissemination of tools will allow for larger data collection, provide refinement, generate ideas for additional research and continually inform the field of the neuroscience of well-being.

How to Apply

If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Healthy Minds Innovations, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.  Please send to Christy Wilson-Mendenhall at wellbeing@hminnovations.org

Job Categories: Health and Wellness. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: healthy minds, mobile measures, PhD, and technology.

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