Job Postings 2019

By Gemma Bale, Maria Beketskaia and Jeff Dunn.

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 ammendment to be made to one of the posting, please do contact us with the event information so that we can be more comprehensive. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this offers are still open. For future issues, we encourage you to announce events in our Facebook group or in Tweeter using the hashtag #fNIRSjob .

Permanent Senior Research Laboratory Developer

The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD) is building a unique research facility within the new Wohl/Wolfson ToddlerLab. The Wellcome-funded Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) will enable developmental changes in children’s brains, behaviours, and cognition to be studied in naturally contingent audiovisual virtual environments. The facility will incorporate cutting-edge wearable monitoring systems including psychophysiology, eye tracking, brain activity monitoring systems (EEG, fNIRS) and motion-capture synchronised to the VR environment.
You will be responsible for the effective development, management and operation of purpose built multi-method real and virtual (CAVE) developmental laboratory facilities within the CBCD (www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk); providing a high quality technical service that proactively supports and contributes to research excellence; undertaking research for pilot projects leading to grant applications and project work leading to publications. You will be responsible for developing 3D content for the CAVE and coordinating different remote sensing technologies monitoring toddler behaviours and brain activity within the CAVE environment. You will work collaboratively as part of the research team to provide training support and cover across CBCD for research laboratory facilities for academics students and other service users.
Birkbeck’s CBCD incorporates a group of researchers studying brain and psychological development in typically and atypically developing babies toddlers and children using behavioural testing motion capture eye-tracking and brain imaging methods (eg. EEG fNIRS). The Centre currently involves some sixty people formed of several internationally recognised teams interacting in a friendly working environment.

Remuneration: Grade 8 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £44515 rising incrementally to £53854 per annum.
The salary quoted is on the College’s London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.

Enquiries: If you would like to know more about the role please contact Dr Tim Smith (tj.smith@bbk.ac.uk)
While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme 31 days paid leave flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector all while being located right in the heart of Central London with access to all its facilities.
We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce holding an Athena SWAN award membership of WISE operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.
Interview date: 18 June 2019

Postdoc on Non- and minimally-invasive diffuse optical tissue monitoring

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of David R. Busch, Ph. D. in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  This laboratory, new to UTSW, focuses upon development and translation of diffuse optical and correlation spectroscopic (DOS, DCS) instrumentation to monitor the central nervous system. Current projects include minimally invasive monitoring of the spinal cord and non-invasive cerebral monitoring during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy.

Postdoc on DCS on Preemies

iCASE 2018

We have a fully-funded MRC iCASE PhD studentship available to start Oct 2019 in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. The student will be working on fNIRS, EEG and early cognitive development (focus on attention and early executive functions) with me, Gaia Scerif and Gowerlabs. The studentship also includes a 4-month internship at Gowerlabs Ltd. We are keen to to get applications from candidates with prior NIRS experience and/or a high level of technical skills – but candidates will also need to be comfortable working with babies and toddlers! Feel free to share!

Move2Learn Lab, Univ Delaware

Doctoral Student Position: University of Delaware’s Move2Learn Lab (PI, Anjana Bhat) is looking for a new graduate student with an interest in motor, social, and cognitive development of infants and children with and without special needs, specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Cerebral Palsy (CP) to start in Summer/Fall 2019. The student will be part of a collaborative research team of graduate and undergraduate students and will receive mentorship in conducting their dissertation research projects and in co-authoring conference presentations and publications. The primary project examines neural correlates of various motor and social behaviors using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We are also conducting intervention studies assessing effects of novel therapies such as hippotherapy, dance, play, etc. Preference will be given to students who have a background in PT, Kinesiology, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, and other health/rehabilitation fields. Interested students should contact Dr. Bhat and apply to UD’s Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program.
Our program is home to several core faculty in PT, Kinesiology, Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering, and Biology with active research labs and graduate training in areas spanning pediatric and adult rehabilitation involving the use of cutting-edge research tools such as motion analysis, eye-tracking, as well as neuroimaging tools. If you are interested in this training opportunity, then please email Dr. Bhat your questions along with your resume. You can submit your graduate application to University of Delaware’s BIOMS Ph.D. program using the following webpage: https://sites.udel.edu/bioms/prospective-students/ Students should identify a faculty mentor prior to applying to the program and the mentor’s name can be mentioned within your statement of purpose. Lab Webpage: https://sites.udel.edu/pt/research/anjana-bhat-ms-pt-phd/

Research Coordinator Position: University of Delaware’s Move2Learn Lab (PI, Anjana Bhat) is looking for a research coordinator with an interest in motor, social, and cognitive development of infants and children with and without special needs, specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Cerebral Palsy (CP) to start in Summer/Fall 2019. They will be part of a collaborative research team of graduate and undergraduate students and will assist in recruiting and scheduling participants, collecting/analyzing data, and in developing progress reports and IRB documents in relation to ongoing research studies. The primary project examines neural correlates of various motor and social behaviors using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We are also conducting intervention studies assessing effects of novel therapies such as hippotherapy, dance, play, etc. Preference will be given to students who have a background in Kinesiology, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, and other health/rehabilitation fields. Interested students should contact Dr. Bhat along with their resume to get more details on the position.

Research intern at IOWA

Three positions at Artinis in Eurpoean project and with collaboration with academia

  • Posted by: Jörn M. Horschig
  • Where: Artinis

We from Artinis have exciting research projects ongoing in which we can offer the opportunity for graduates to work with us as early stage researchers on the forefront of fNIRS development. We have three outstanding positions, two on algorithm development and one on hardware development. Envisioned starting date for all positions is this summer.

The three positions are part of Marie-Curie Skłodowska international training networks, which means you will be embedded in a larger project, meet and collaborate with many interesting and smart people from different countries, and enjoy the benefits of both academic and industrial work life. We look forward to receiving your application and would welcome if you pass these open positions on to potentially interesting candidates.

Posdoc fellow on Neuroimaging at Center for Addiction Medicine

Concordia fellowship on Multimodal Neuroimaging of Sleep and Cognition

PhD studentship in Social Neuroscience

PhD studentship is available in the Social Neuroscience group (led by ProfAntonia Hamilton) at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, in collaboration with DrIlias Tachtsidis at UCL Medical Physics and Dr Ann-Christin Niehoff at Shimadzu Europe

5 fully funded 4-year PhD places

5 fully funded 4-year PhD places with a September 2019 start at the @LeverhulmeTrust Doctoral Training Programme for the Ecological Study.

Postdoc Position on developing a textile sensor to monitor tissue oxygenation in humans based on near-infrared spectroscopy

Topic: Pressure injuries are injuries of the skin and the underlying tissue that result from a reduced blood circulation and tissue oxygenation due to pressure load. They affect in particular persons with impaired movement abilities, such as paraplegics or patients under anaesthesia or in an ICU. They are a severe burden for patients, heal slowly and the treatment is complex and costly. The aim of this interdisciplinary SNSF Bridge Discovery project is to build monitoring devices to prevent pressure injuries. We will build wearable, textile near-infrared sensor to monitor non-invasively skin and muscle oxygen concentration in healthy subjects and patients. The sensor needs to be precise, reliable and fully applicable in a clinical setting. The work consists of developing the novel device, hardware and software development, testing of the device first in phantoms and later in humans. The position is open starting April 2019 or by agreement.

Requirements: We are looking for a physicist or engineer with a PhD in Biomedical Photonics. The candidate (f/m) should have profound experience in tissue imaging, hardware of biomedical optical imaging devices, biomedical signal analysis, numerical simulations, mathematical background (diffusion equation and its solutions, finite element methods, matrices), some practical workshop skills as well as a publication record. Experience working with clinical partners is of advantage. We seek in a postdoc enthusiasm for leading-edge research, team spirit, and the capability for independent problem solving.

Language requirements: Excellent English skills orally and in writing

We offer: The project offers an interdisciplinary environment at the crossroad of medical applications, engineering and physics. The project is particularly attractive, because it includes the whole process from development to clinical application. Appointment is for ≥24 months.

Applications: Please send your application in one merged PDF, including a short cover letter with a statement of research interest, CV, publication list, relevant certificates (degrees and grades) and the names and contacts of 3 references toursula.wolf@ikim.unibe.ch. Salary will be paid according to Swiss National Science Foundation standards.