Job Posting 2016

November 2016

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan: Applications are now being accepted for a 2-year NICHD post-doctoral research fellowship in Developmental Science at the University of Michigan. The Developmental Area within the Department of Psychology will award one post-doctoral fellowship with a start date between January 15 and April 30, 2017. The successful applicant must complete all requirements for the PhD before the post-doctoral fellowship can begin; however, it is not necessary that the degree be conferred before the start date. The objective of the fellowship is to train individuals on three pillars of knowledge: (1) developmental science of social context; (2) human neurobiology, including brain imaging, genetics, epigenetics, and endocrine function; and (3) advanced research methods (e.g., quantitative statistics appropriate for combining and analyzing longitudinal data from different levels of functioning). This cross-training will produce researchers well-positioned to develop cutting-edge work that advances knowledge about how neurobiological factors interact with environmental contexts to influence development across several domains and contexts. The Developmental Area faculty has a broad range of research interests across the life-span from infancy to late adulthood. Interested applicants should check the developmental area’s website and view the list of core faculty and their research interests. http://lsa.umich.edu/psych/program-areas/developmental-psychology.html
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher Position at University of Texas at Austin: An exciting new collaborative, multimodal neuroimaging initiative at The University of Texas at Austin wishes to invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position. We invite applicants who have completed their Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other related field. Applicants must have strong technical and computational skills. Prior research experience with multimodal neuroimaging, especially using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is desired. Experience with neuroimaging analysis software is also helpful. The appointment is contingent upon the completion of the requirements for a Ph.D. and will be for an initial period of one year with the possibility of renewal for up to two years. U.S. citizenship is required. The successful applicant should demonstrate strong potential in spearheading research and development in multimodal neuroimaging in collaboration with the Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin and work with principal investigators at The University of Texas at Austin in coordinating and designing multimodal neuroimaging studies. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (with citizenship indicated), three representative publications, and three letters of reference to Prof. James Sulzer (james.sulzer@austin.texas.edu). The University of Texas is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
  • PhD Position at University of Picardie, Amiens, France (1 hour distance to paris): Characterization of early neurobiomarkers in premature neonates: A multimodal approach using High resolution EEG (HREEG) and High Density Optical Tomography (HDOT). In the framework of the PhD Program of the French Ministry of Research (ANR program), the INSERM U1105 invites applications for a 3 year PhD position in signal processing in Neuroscience. We offer a multidisciplinary research environment with opportunities for training and collaboration and access to excellent technical facilities. This includs 4 high resolution EEG (64 and 128), a High density Optical Tomography (HDOT) system using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) instruments (frequency domain (16×48 channels) and a Diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) system. Individuals who hold a Master’s degree in biomedical, or electrical engineering with strong analytic skills in signal processing are encouraged to apply. A wide experience with computer programming in MATLAB is required. Preference is given to someone with prior EEG analysis and/or signal processing or multimodal imaging experience. Combining a noninvasive functional optical imaging of the brain with high density electrophysiological analysis give the opportunity to record simultaneously hemodynamic and neuronal responses (fNIRS -EEG) to analyze spatiotemporal organization of the developing brain networks and the interactions between neuronal and vascular systems in the course of development with an High temporal and spatial resolution. In this project, the PhD candidate will develops and adapts current multimodal functional imaging analysis of the dynamic of the immature brain networks. This aims to define neurobiomarkers of the developing brain and to better understand the neuronal mechanisms, the localization and how the neuronal networks implement in the course of development. Additional recordings in pathological situations would apply to derive measures of cortical function and maturity helping to constitute new biomarkers usable in clinic. Applicants are asked to submit their CV and documentation of relevant qualification to Prof. Fabrice Wallois via email to fabrice.wallois@u-picardie.fr. More information can be found at https://www.u-picardie.fr/labo/GRAMFC/index.php?lang=en. Applications will be processed until 31st December 2016.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher Position at the KU Leuven. In summary, this is the project proposal: The research group KU Leuven ESAT-STADIUS is currently offering a postdoctoral position (2 years with possibility for extension) within the framework of an interdisciplinary project on epileptic seizure detection algorithms for a wearable EEG+PPG device. The goal is to create a prototype of a wearable seizure detection system which can give epilepsy patients better control in their daily life. The system will offer real-time seizure detection to alert the patient and the caretaker. The objective is to offer personalized solutions and algorithms allowing adaptive and patient-specific detection starting from synchronized acquisitions of brain and cardiorespiratory activity.
    The research project is conducted in strong collaboration with the University Hospital Leuven, industrial partners and other academic partners within Flanders and abroad.
    for more information and details on how to apply for the position please check the following link: https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/53802024. Interested candidates can apply for this position through the KU Leuven online application tool by uploading a detailed CV, including a motivation letter and names of references. For further information on this position, please contact Professor Alexander Bertrand (alexander.bertrand@esat.kuleuven.be) or Professor Sabine Van Huffel (sabine.vanhuffel@esat.kuleuven.be). Application deadline: November 08, 2016.
  • Postdoctoral opportunities at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania: Our lab is pursuing a variety of problems in Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics. The research is oriented towards diffuse optical imaging and monitoring of deep tissue physiology, i.e., millimeters to centimeters below the tissue surface. We carry out fundamental studies in light transport, image reconstruction and optical technology/algorithm development, and, in parallel, we identify and investigate clinical (and pre-clinical) questions that benefit from the information provided by these novel optical techniques. Our current research at the optical-clinical frontier explores functional imaging and monitoring of blood flow, blood oxygenation and oxygen metabolism in the brain, breast and spine of adult and pediatric patient populations during surgery and at the bedside. We also have efforts probing tumor optical responses during cancer therapy, exploring diffuse optical imaging of breast and image-guided surgery, and investigating patients with critical limb ischemia. Finally, we have small program focussed on preclinical systems, e.g., functional imaging of rat brain and timor studies in mice. Most of our post-docs integrate their effort to align with these existing programs, and all of them are given freedom and resources to follow their instincts and explore other novel problems at the Biomedical Optics frontier. If you are interested in exploring this post-doc opportunity, please contact Arjun G Yodh (yodh@physics.upenn.edu) with your CV. http://www.physics.upenn.edu/yodhlab/
  • A sports neuroscience postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences (CIBSR), Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, to study the neurobiology of cycling-based exercise using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop and contribute to an innovative project in sports neuroscience, investigating the contribution of cycling exercise to brain function and cognition. The fellow will be involved in the development of a cycling exercise program protocol, brain-computer interfaces and computational methods to process and analyze data across multiple scientific levels. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to investigate whether cycling exercise can be used as a tool to improve attention in individuals with cognitive dysfunction such as ADHD, and the utility and feasibility of biometric tools to complement fNIRS. The trainee accepted into the program will work collaboratively with a program mentor (or mentors), who will help to define, enhance and monitor the trainee’s research program and career trajectory. The CIBSR team dedicated to fNIRS research includes Drs. Allan Reiss (CIBSR Director, Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry), Hadi Hosseini and Ning Liu (Bioengineering), Jennifer Bruno (Developmental Neuropsychology), Manish Saggar and Xu Cui (Computational Neuroscience), and Joseph Baker (Experimental Psychology). The training program also offers didactic courses and activities (e.g., journal club and career lunches) as well as opportunities for diverse industry and academic collaborations to promote professional development. The Stanford School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, with the highest NIH-funding-per-faculty ratio in the United States. Requirements: M.D. or Ph.D. in neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, physics, psychology, kinesiology or a related/relevant field. Applicants should have (or anticipate having) a Ph.D. and research background in computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and/or functional brain imaging. Applicants with experience conducting Near Infrared Spectroscopy studies and data analysis procedures will receive preference. Experience in sports neuroscience is also a plus. Responsibilities will include manuscript preparation and grant preparation. The successful applicant will have well-developed problem solving skills, be able to manage several projects simultaneously, lead and mentor students and research assistants, have excellent computing as well as verbal and written English skills, and an aptitude for writing manuscripts and giving scientific presentations. Applications: http://cibsr.stanford.edu/content/dam/sm/cibsr/documents/training-careers/fellowship/%281%29Application_Form.pdf. Contact: Reiko Riley.
  • PhD Position at University of Picardie, Amiens, France (1 hour distance to paris): Characterization of early neurobiomarkers in premature neonates: A multimodal approach using High resolution EEG (HREEG) and High Density Optical Tomography (HDOT). In the framework of the PhD Program of the French Ministry of Research (ANR program), the INSERM U1105 invites applications for a 3 year PhD position in signal processing in Neuroscience. We offer a multidisciplinary research environment with opportunities for training and collaboration and access to excellent technical facilities. This includs 4 high resolution EEG (64 and 128), a High density Optical Tomography (HDOT) system using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) instruments (frequency domain (16×48 channels) and a Diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) system. Individuals who hold a Master’s degree in biomedical, or electrical engineering with strong analytic skills in signal processing are encouraged to apply. A wide experience with computer programming in MATLAB is required. Preference is given to someone with prior EEG analysis and/or signal processing or multimodal imaging experience. Combining a noninvasive functional optical imaging of the brain with high density electrophysiological analysis give the opportunity to record simultaneously hemodynamic and neuronal responses (fNIRS -EEG) to analyze spatiotemporal organization of the developing brain networks and the interactions between neuronal and vascular systems in the course of development with an High temporal and spatial resolution. In this project, the PhD candidate will develops and adapts current multimodal functional imaging analysis of the dynamic of the immature brain networks. This aims to define neurobiomarkers of the developing brain and to better understand the neuronal mechanisms, the localization and how the neuronal networks implement in the course of development. Additional recordings in pathological situations would apply to derive measures of cortical function and maturity helping to constitute new biomarkers usable in clinic. Applicants are asked to submit their CV and documentation of relevant qualification to Prof. Fabrice Wallois via email to fabrice.wallois@u-picardie.fr. More information can be found at https://www.u-picardie.fr/labo/GRAMFC/index.php?lang=en. Applications will be processed until 31st December 2016.

 

May 2016

  • The Buckley lab at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia is searching for a new postdoctoral fellow! This opening is available ASAP for a candidate with a strong background in diffuse optics and translational clinical research. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV including the names of 3 references by email to Dr. Erin Buckley (erin.buckley@emory.edu) with “Postdoc Application” in the subject. For more information: http://buckleylab.gatech.edu/
  •  The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland is looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow with experience in fNIRS for a multi-disciplinary project to design and test developing methods for simultaneous EEG and fNIRS with human infants. They are seeking a scholar with a background in Psychology (preferably Developmental Psychology) familiar with the use of fNIRS technique. This person will work with quantitative biophotonics scientists at NICHD towards the development of imaging platform integrating fNIRS and EEG. The initial appointment is for 2 years and can be extended depending on the availability of the funding. Interested individuals should send their CV and the name of three references to Nathan Fox at fox@umd.edu
  • The Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering at the Polish Academy of Science, in Warsaw, Poland is offering a PhD-studentship to a very ambitious candidate who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in the field of Medical Optics and acquire a doctoral degree. This PhD student position for Innovative Training Network Project “BitMap” is part of the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN). For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/34059658
  • The Energy Research Institute at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is currently looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics/Instrumentation Engineering to join them as a Research Fellow. The Research Fellow would be working with fiber optic-based distributed temperature sensing (Raman/Brillouin scattering) in the gas pipeline for condition monitoring and diagnostics. Interested applicants please attach your full CV, with the names and contacts (including email addresses) to AUkil@ntu.edu.sg. For more information:  http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/CurrentOpenings/ResearchOpenings/ERIAN/Pages/researchfellow7.aspx
  • The Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory at the University College London in England is seeking two 3 year PhD EU early stage researchers, as part of an EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN). Within this project the candidate will be part of an international team from European countries working collectively on all the major state-of-the-art optical methods for monitoring brain injury.
  • The Department of Computer Science at Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) in Puebla, Mexico, invites applications for a 1.5 years full-time postdoctoral research assistant position in the field of functional optical neuroimaging (fNIRS) interpretation. The position will suit candidates with strong background in Knowledge Representation, Statistics and Experimental Design, Medical Physics and/or Neurosciences. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, neurosciences). The position is invited as from the 1st of September 2016 but earlier or later incorporations might be considered. For more information: http://ccc.inaoep.mx/~f.orihuela-espina/Src/Jobs.php
  • The Institute for Medical Photonics Research is an ideal place for research on optical tomography. The Hamamatsu University Hospital is on campus. Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., which helped win two Nobel Prizes, is only 15-minute away by car. Three years ago, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., and two other universities in Hamamatsu(Shizuoka University and the Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries) have signed the Photonics Declaration in Hamamatsu for establishing a preeminent photonics city. PhD student is supposed to get a scholarship of \100,000 per month. For more info contact to yhoshi@hama-med.ac.jp
  • BitMap: Brain injury and trauma monitoring using advanced photonics are recruiting highly talented Early Stage Researchers: 15 Positions available throughout Europe. For more information, go to http://bitmap-itn.weebly.com/recruitment.html

January 2016

    • The Center for Pain and the Brain (PAIN Research Group) at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston is looking for a post-­doctoral fellow with background in fNIRS.  For more info contact careers.painimaging@gmail.com
  • Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Science are looking for talented and enthusiastic PhD students to join the biomedical optics group. Position: PhD Position in the project: “Brain injury and trauma monitoring using advanced photonics”. The position is part of the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN).
  • The VA Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. Bedford, MA is looking for a  post-doctoral scientist in biomedical optics and spectroscopy. The primary research project assignment is development of non-invasive optical spectroscopy to diagnose neurodegenerative disorders due to disease, such as Alzheimer disease or due to injury, such as mild traumatic brain injury. This is a mature clinical science research and development project which depends on instrumentation development, laboratory and clinical data acquisition, and both empirical and physical modeling analyses.