At the Center for Healthy Minds, we've identified three core values that guide our work toward our larger mission of a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. Each member of our community is responsible for upholding these values and embodying them in their work.
We're committed to...
... Conducting our work with rigor
... Making an impact on the world
... Cultivating a prosocial workplace
Human Resources Coordinator (HR Generalist)
This position will provide a variety of human resources activities in the areas of recruitment, compensation, HR policies, benefits, employee relations and performance management. Applications Close: MAR 11, 2019 at 11:55 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
This position is ideal for undergraduates who are interested in conducting research at the intersection of social psychology, cognitive psychology, contemplative practice, and emotion. Interns are involved in conducting studies, acquiring data, scoring and analyzing data, and attending weekly lab meetings.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Psychoneuroimmunology Research
The successful applicant will be responsible for analysis of neuroimaging, immune, and behavioral data and will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through publication of their work in scientific journals, presentations at scientific meetings, and engagement with the community.
For current openings at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, search online for position vacancy listings.
Positions listed are with Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc., an external non-profit entity affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds. These positions are not positions with the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The Center’s work, specifically research led by Richard Davidson, relies on sophisticated neuroimaging and other related biological methods to make inferences about processes in the brain and body during emotion, in psychopathology and in response to interventions designed to change emotion and cognition, including meditation.
These methods require a strong technical and statistical background to master. Knowing any programming language is better than none and course work in computer science, biology (neuroscience) and physics is highly recommended. Many of our most successful students have been physics, computer science and neuroscience majors as undergraduates.
Due to limitations in the number of students we can support, the Center selects few graduate students and requires a formal invitation. If you believe you meet these requirements, please email us with a copy of your CV, along with a statement of your research interests and technical skills. While we are glad to review your material to see if you are a good fit, we unfortunately cannot offer advice or dedicate time to every inquiry. You can find more information about graduate work at UW–Madison at UW Admissions, the Neuroscience Training Program, the Training Program in Emotion Research and the Department of Psychology.
We have many ongoing research projects at the Center, providing ample opportunities for UW–Madison undergraduate students to gain valuable research experience. Students have the chance to interact with staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other undergraduate students to perform a variety of duties as needed for projects.
Students must be willing to commit to register for a minimum of two semesters of research credit in the laboratory or have Federal Work-Study Funding Financial Aid. Successful candidates will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and preferred background in computer programming, statistics, childhood development or education, and other research areas.
Interested students can complete this application. Please note it may take multiple weeks for our scientists to review your application and respond to you. We seldom accept non-UW–Madison students, but in specific and limited circumstances, we are able to accept a non-UW student if he or she can contribute for two or more contiguous semesters.
For consideration, please complete this application.
Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior
The Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to affective and cognitive neuroscience research with brain imaging. The lab is home to faculty with expertise in neuroscience, psychology, physics and statistics. Learn more.
The Waisman Center comprises many interrelated centers, unified by the common goal of understanding human development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases. Visit the Waisman Center website.
HealthEmotions Research Institute
The HealthEmotions Research Institute uses cutting-edge scientific methods developed for the study of illness to better grasp the relationship between emotions and health. Understanding how states of mind influence the body is part of the next great frontier in brain research. See more.