HealthEmotions Research Institute

The Kalin laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a unique postdoctoral opportunity in neuroimaging and genetics that will involve working with large longitudinal datasets that integrate across modalities including DNA/RNA, neuroimaging, behavior and physiology to understand the neurobiological basis of anxiety and depression. Our group works with human and animal models to understand the factors that contribute the risk to develop stress-related psychopathology with the ultimate goal of developing new treatments. A particularly unique aspect of this position is the opportunity to work with data collected from a large sample of longitudinal data that encompasses behavioral phenotyping, multimodal neuroimaging, hormonal measurements and genetics.

Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a diverse team of research scientists. Domain-specific knowledge is required in either neuroimaging or genetics. This position would provide opportunities for further training in translational affective neuroscience.

Qualified candidates should have the following skills:

  • Familiarity with Unix
  • Experience with programming/scripting
  • Experience with R, Matlab, Python a plus
  • Competence with higher-level statistical techniques (e.g. multiple regression)
  • PhD in relevant field

Interested candidates may send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Lisa Williams at lewilliams4@wisc.edu. Review of applications is ongoing and will begin immediately.