Job description

JOB NO.: 95720-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95720-AS

Working Title: Emotion, Aging, and Well-being Research Program Manager

Official Title: RESEARCH PROG MGR I(P70NS)

FTE: 75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 08, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,176 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelors degree is required (B.A. or B.S.). A degree in Psychology or a related field is preferred

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well-qualified candidates will have the following experience:
- Minimum 4 years of experience in research (psychology, neuroscience, epidemiological, and/or clinical research).
- Research project or program management experience.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience.
- Ability to work independently as a team leader using initiative and good judgment.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of Mac and Windows platforms.
- Competency in Microsoft Office, SPSS and/or R.
- Knowledge of government regulations and guidelines with respect to human subjects research.
- Experience managing large project IRB protocols.
- Experience working with community members, minorities, and/or aged populations.
- Experience in collaborating with stakeholders across different settings.

- Knowledge of LINUX/UNIX,
- Experience developing and managing budgets as well as tracking expenses.
- Competency in E-Prime.
- Knowledge of psychophysiological (e.g. biopac, EMG) and/or eyetracking (tobii) data collection and analysis.
- Knowledge of imaging data collection and analysis, including MRI, Freesurfer, and FSL.
- Knowledge of biomarker data collection, storage, and analysis procedures (e.g. salivary and hair cortisol, blood spots, and fecal samples).

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position is within the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM). Founded and led by world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. 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 engages influencers to shift the culture to embrace well-being.

The Emotion, Aging, and Well-being Research Program Manager will have primary responsibility to provide administrative leadership, management and research coordination for affective neuroscience research aimed towards understanding how individual differences in emotional response styles and emotion regulatory processes are important for cognition, health, and well-being across the lifespan. This research area focuses on emotion and emotional responses using psychophysiology, brain structure and function, daily emotional experiences, stress, cognition, and mental and physical health.

Additional Information:


Amy Kiska
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Amy Kiska at [email protected] or 608-262-0196

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 12 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 9/27/2018
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