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University of Wisconsin-Madison<br> Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Brittany Thomson
: 608-890-0143
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Neuroscience or Clinical Neuroscience

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Developmental, or Clinical Psychology Experience in neuroimaging research with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

* Demonstrated experience in neuroimaging

* Experience with multi-modal imaging including functional, resting state, DTI and structural preferred.

* Demonstrated research experience with participants with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

* Experience imaging individuals with ASD in a research and/or clinical setting

* Demonstrated experience in scientific communication including speaking and publishing.

* Statistical acumen in analyzing neuroimaging data.

* Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, writing and communication skills.

* Adaptable; self-motivated; and possess a passion for CIHM mission/core values.


* Some prior post-doctoral experience.

Principal duties:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 15 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM), a component of the Waisman Center, was founded and is led by neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson. CIHM's mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. CIHM 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. CIHM 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 in ongoing longitudinal neuroimaging research on ASD and its treatment using various behavioral strategies. In particular, the candidate will be a key player in a new study focused on intensive behavioral interventions in very young (<6 months of age) at-risk infants with older autistic siblings. Imaging will take place starting at one month of age in this high-risk group. Our group has extensive experience with infant imaging and the successful candidate will become a key part of a team focused on brain development in early life and the impact of interventions in both infants and children to promote healthy habits of mind and positive emotional development.

Additional information: Expected position duration is two years with potential for renewal based on funding and performance.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To apply please send cover letter and CV to:

Brittany Thomson,, (608) 890-0143