The Well Living Lab (WLL) is looking for a Research intern (up to 5 months) to perform innovative research studies to understand how features of the indoor environment affect human health and well-being. This position leverages the unique opportunity and collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic upon which the lab is built. This person will work closely with the Well Living Lab Research Team, Well Living Lab Technology Team members, and the rest of the Well Living Lab team to conduct multidisciplinary research at the lab. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with our cutting-edge technology in the lab to conduct our ongoing research relating physiological measures, behavioral measures, cognitive performance, and other health-related outcomes to environmental features of the indoor environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the WLL Research Team to conduct human subjects research studies to understand how the features of the indoor environment affects cognition, stress, and other measures of emotional wellbeing and behavior
  • Work closely with the WLL Research Team to analyze data collected from these behavioral studies, including analyzing physiological measures from wearable devices (e.g., smart watches), analyze performance on different cognitive assessments, perform statistical analyses on
  • Work with our Technology team to develop and support the technologies that meet the requirements and specifications of current and future WLL research projects
  • Assist in writing publications to submit to peer-reviewed journals in relation to indoor environment and health 

Prerequisite Qualifications: 

  • College undergraduate Juniors or above; Bachelor’s degree or above, in one or more of the following fields: 
    • Biology
    • Neuroscience
    • Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Health/Health Studies
    • Psychology
    • Behavioral Science
    • Any other related degree
  • Programming experience in Java, C, C#, Python, MATLAB or other similar programming languages
  • Experience conducting human subject research
  • Ability to thrive in self-managed and team-based work
  • Enthusiasm to learn, use, and develop innovative research skills, technologies, and tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with an IRB to manage human subject research
  • Prior experience writing academic manuscripts or conference abstracts
  • Experience analyzing physiological time series data (e.g., heart rate or heart rate variability from smart watches or electroencephalography (EEG) from portable devices)
  • Experience delivering and analyzing performance of cognitive assessments such as working memory, inhibition, task-switching, etc.
  • Experience working in a research and multidisciplinary team setting
  • Creativity - there's always a way; sometimes we just haven't found it yet.

Applicants are selected based upon their qualifications for this position and without regard to the applicant’s race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or partnership status, citizenship or alienage status, veteran status, whether children are, may be or would be residing with a person, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

About the Well Living Lab:

The Well Living Lab, a Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration, was created to research the real-world impact of indoor environments on human health and well-being and generate evidence-based information that can be used in practical ways to create healthier indoor spaces. For more information about the Lab, visit www.welllivinglab.com.

About Delos:

As the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™ and founder of the WELL Building Standard®, Delos is transforming our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments by placing health and wellness at the center of design and construction decisions.  The Delos platform includes research, consulting, merchandising, and programming and licensing innovative solutions for the built environment, creating spaces that nurture and promote human health and wellbeing. 

Exploring the intersection between humans and the built environment, Delos creates spaces that actively contribute to human health, performance and wellbeing by marrying the best innovations in technology, health, science, design, and enterprise. We see the built-environment as an asset to maximize human-potential and envision environments that enhance us. Environments that are proactive, enabling us to live better by cultivating better lifestyle choices and by solving health problems before they are created.  We have broadened the scope of environmental sustainability, extending the concept beyond the best of green technology to an integrated solution that addresses human sustainability.

Our mission is to build a better world. Join us.

For additional information, please visit us at www.delos.com

 

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