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Behavioral Scientist for Mobile Innovation
Healthy Minds Innovations
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 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.   

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

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.

Christy Wilson-Mendenhall
625 W Washington Ave
Madison WI, 53703
NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. does not verify the accuracy of these statements.