Job Postings

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We encourage everyone to contact us with the job offer information so that we can announce as soon as possible in this page. Alternatively, post job openings to the SfNIRS Facebook group. We also suggest that you use twitter with the #fnirs hashtag. The list is in reverse ordering to posting publication (to our knowledge) with more recent atop. If you know of any other job opportunity that you think it should be announced here, or you want an amendment to be made to one of the postings, please do contact us. Please note that we cannot guarantee that these offers are still open. For older job postings please check our archive.

Multiple postdoc positions in AI for noninvasive neuroimaging @ RPI

• Posted by: Suvranu De
• Posting date: August 4, 2020
• Where: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
• More information at:

The Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has several postdoctoral positions available immediately. We are looking for candidates with experience and interests at the intersection of artificial intelligence and noninvasive neuroimaging to work on cutting edge projects investigating motor skill learning mechanisms in complex surgical bimanual tasks. Candidates with more experience will be considered for more senior research staff positions.

A postdoc position in non- and minimally-invasive diffuse optical tissue monitoring.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of David R. Busch, Ph. D. in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Management & Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This laboratory, new to UTSW, focuses upon development and translation of diffuse optical and correlation spectroscopic instrumentation to monitor the central nervous system.

A postdoc position in pediatric fNIRS-EEG available in Montreal.

A post-doc position is available at the LIONlab in Montreal, for a large fNIRS study on the development of language brain networks in children from birth to 3 years. The candidate will also be involved in clinical fNIRS-EEG projects in various pediatric populations (epilepsy, congenital heart disease, preterms). This position is for a period of one year, renewable (funding is secure for the next 5 years). I’m looking forward for you application!

Two postdoc positions available in Montreal.

Happy to announce two postdoc positions available in my lab in Montreal, for neuroimaging studies involving epilepsy and sleep. For the first one, we are looking for a methodologist expert in EEG/MEG source modelling, for the second one we are looking for an MD epileptologist (neurologist) for EEG/MEG and whole night EEG/NIRS monitoring in patients with epilepsy.

Post-doctoral Position Available at Boston University

  • Posted by: David Boas
  • Posting date: June 22, 2020
  • Where: Boston University (BU) Neurophotonics Center, USA

The BOAS Lab is offering a full time PostDoc position in the area of applied biosignal processing applied to functional neuroimaging in the everyday world at the Boston Universities (BU) Neurophotonics Center. COVID-19 emergency response permitting, it is hoped that this position will start before the end of 2020, but start delays can be accomodated. BU’s Biomedical Engineering Department is among the top tier biomedical engineering departments in the US and in a close network with other leading research institutions within the greater Boston area such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard and MIT.
The position is with David Boas, director of the Neurophotonics Center. The grant for this position is expected to be funded in the summer of 2020 and will run 5 years.
Our vision is to build a portable, miniaturized, lightweight, high-density wearable combined – functional Near Infrared-Spectroscopy (fNIRS) – Electro-Encepholography (EEG) – Eye-tracking system for enabling “Neuroscience of the Everyday World” by permitting long duration continuous monitoring of normal / altered brain activity during movement, perception, and social interaction in real time and in the real world.
The work in the offered position will address two major challenges in the analysis of the multimodal signals:
1) Brain imaging signal components must be reliably separated into evoked brain activity, local and systemic physiological interference and non-physiological noise, to reject artifacts from movement/interaction and the environment. This challenge will be tackled by building on top of our latest developed methods that incorporate state-of-the-art multivariate Machine Learning.
2) The Everyday World yields a plethora of sensory stimuli that generate the context for linking brain activity and behavior. The goal will be to automatically generate context from the audio, video, and eye-tracking data using available cutting edge computer vision / text to speech solutions; leading towards automatic, continuous and probabilistic data labeling that enables segmentation of the EEG-fNIRS signals using keyword / context search.
If you would like to apply, please contact David Boas at Boston University.

Someone with fNIRS experience to join a small start-up company

  • Posted by: Jodi Gilman
  • Posting date: May 29, 2020
  • More information at: Contact Jodi Gilman

Hello! We are looking for someone with fNIRS experience to join a small start-up company using fNIRS for some interesting real-world applications. Feel free to PM me if you are interested!!

Fully funded (EU/UK students) cross disciplinary PhD opportunity.

Fully funded (EU/UK students) cross disciplinary PhD opportunity “Using Brain Computer Interfaces (fNIRS) to understand distractions during Virtual Reality Tasks” at the Interactive Technologies Lab and the University of Lincoln.

Several positions at ICFO in our group. Postdoc, PhD, research engineer levels.

  • Posted by: Turgut Durduran
  • Posting date: Apr 22, 2020
  • Where: The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain
  • More information at:

We have several positions at ICFO in our group. Postdoc, PhD, research engineer levels.

This position will be dedicated to the research lines developed within the Joint Lab ICFO-SJD. This is the framework of a joint effort between ICFO and Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu aimed at improving neonatal and paediatric healthcare by exploiting the latest developments in Physics and Biomedicine.
The successful candidate will be joining the Medical Optics group led by Prof. Dr.Turgut Durduran. The group is collaborating with Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (, the premier children’s hospital in Barcelona to develop and utilize new neuro-monitors based on near-infrared spectroscopy and diffuse correlation spectroscopy. The new neuro-monitor will be combined with different EEG caps and monitors for simultaneous and synchronized data acquisition. This is part of a growing collaboration involving neonatal intensive care, cardiology and neurology. It has two components one is clinical and the other is the use of advanced pre-clinical models.
The successful candidate will be leading the ICFO-leg of the study and be part of a team that involves physicists, engineers, clinicians and biologists. They will be responsible for data acquisition, interpretation and publications.

Research Coordinator at the University of Iowa

Dear colleagues, we’re looking for a research coordinator to join our lab at UIowa (August 2020). I would truly appreciate it if you could share the link below with your talented students interested in a 1-2 year research position in developmental cognitive neuroscience. Thank you!

Three 3-Year Funded PhD Opportunities

Three funded PhD positions are available at the University of Nottingham to study brain-to-brain synchrony in infants and mothers using fNIRS. The team will be primarily supervised by myself and Line Caes at the University of Stirling. Sunny place, stimulating research environment, great colleagues and exciting work!

Postdoctoral fellow at NIH

The Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics at the National Institutes of Child Health and Human development led by Amir Gandjbakhche ( is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on multiple projects on the cognitive neuroscience domain. The lab maintains close collaborations with intramural researchers within the National Institutes of Health, namely Dr. Audrey Thurm at the National Institute of Mental Health, and with extramural collaborators, such as Dr. Nathan Fox at the Child Development Lab, University of Maryland.
The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work on projects including the neural basis of the human mirroring system in typically developing infants and infants at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, Williams Syndrome, among others. Methods used in the lab include fNIRS, EEG, behavioral testing and questionnaires. Candidates will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing EEG and fNIRS data, overseeing a team of postbaccalaureate research assistants, and writing scientific papers and presentations. Candidates with a strong background in EEG and/or fNIRS in developmental populations will be most suited for the job. The candidate should be able to work independently and in a team environment.

  1. A Ph.D in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field awarded by May 2020.
  2. Previous experience with either EEG or fNIRS data collection and processing.
    Preference will be given to those with:
  3. Publications in either EEG or fNIRS.
  4. Previous research experience with developmental populations (e.g., infants, toddlers).
  5. Experience with EEG/fNIRS processing software (e.g., MatLab, EEGLab, Homer2).
  6. Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, MatLab)
  7. Experience with stimulus presentation software (e.g., E-Prime, PsychoPy).
  8. History of teaching/mentoring and ability to manage multipart projects.
    The position start date is Spring/Summer 2020. Interested candidates should submit a CV, letter of research interest, and the names and contact information for three references to Amir Gandjbakhche ( and Helga Miguel (

10+ new positions within the #ICFO International PhD Program

  • Posted by: Turgut Durduran
  • Posting date: Feb 25, 2020
  • Where: The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain
  • More information at:

10+ new positions within the ICFO International PhD Program:

  • Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics & Photovoltaics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  • Nanophotonics, Optomechanics & Nanomechanics

Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Psychology (up to seven Posts)

A competitive professorial salary package is available for outstanding candidates.
In the next phase of growth, the UEA School of Psychology seeks new appointments to complement existing research strengths within the School. Priority will be given to candidates with a sustained record of internationally leading research outputs, research income, and research leadership, specialising in any area of Psychology. Applicants with expertise in cognition across the lifespan (ageing, adolescence, child development) and/or computational approaches to psychological science are particularly encouraged to apply. Up to two of the posts will be at Professorial level for outstanding candidates.
We also seek applicants who can demonstrate synergies with other schools/faculties, commensurate with the multidisciplinary ethos at UEA, and the world-leading facilities at the Norwich Research Park.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent qualification and be able to satisfy all other essential criteria for the role. 
These posts are available from 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter on a full time or part time, indefinite basis. 
Closing Date: 16 March 2020
The University is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.

Posdoc fellow at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

  • Posted by: Wang Lab
  • Posting date: Feb 11, 2020
  • Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Nebraska, USA
  • More information at:

The NL3 Wang lab is looking for a postdoc fellow. If you are interested in this position, please send an email to with your CV attached. The start date: July 2020 salary – for those with limited experience with fNIRS, $50,000, for those with 3 years or more experience with fNIRS, salary is negotiable.