Behavioral Scientist for Mobile Innovation

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Published

07/20/2018

Address

Madison
Wisconsin
United States

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.


Benefits

HMI offers an extensive benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

How To Apply

wellbeing@hminnovations.org
http://hminnovations.org

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



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