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By Felix Scholkmann, Felipe Orihuela-Espina and Stacey Ladieu.

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.

Post-doc Position: TinyBrains project. Multimodal (fNIRS-EEG) Analysis Of Brain Function

• Posted by: Fabrice Wallois
• Posting date: Jan 14, 2022
• Where: Amiens, France
• More information at: https://gramfc.u-picardie.fr/

Hypoxic-ischemia is a brain dysfunction that occurs when the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen or blood flow
for some time. It plays a major role in more than 50% of the cases of neonatal and infant encephalopathy, first in
newborns and later in infants. While researchers know of its importance, it is still unclear to what extent and when
it can occur. Determining the duration, severity and particular moment of occurrence of hypoxic-ischemia is very
important. We will address this by focusing on a condition known as congenital heart defects (CHD), which are
the most common birth defects. TinyBrains is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative 4-year project, funded by the
European Union, with six institutions in three different countries. TinyBrains (https://tinybrains.eu/) will:

  • Build a novel research tool focused on cutting-edge research for preventing brain injury in the newborns and infants.
  • Use two photonic technologies to measure the duration, severity, and location of the hypoxic-ischemia in newborns with congenital heart defects.
  • Improve the understanding of the cellular origin of these neurodevelopmental problems, by helping to analyze the link between energy demand and oxygen supply, in pre-clinical and clinical studies.

2 Postdoc Positions: Early development of auditory temporal processing: BabyMusic

• Posted by: Fabrice Wallois
• Posting date: Jan 14, 2022
• Where: Amiens, France and Hamilton, Canada
• More information at: https://gramfc.u-picardie.fr/

Two postdoctoral research positions are available in the framework of the International collaborative research
project between France and Canada, BabyMusic, funded by la fondation pour l’audition. This project which is
based on a bimodal neuroimaging approach (high resolution electroencephalography and high density
functional near-infrared spectroscopy), aims to investigate the capacities related to auditory rhythm perception
during very early neurodevelopment starting from premature neonates to infants during the first year of life.
The Post-doctoral researchers will be welcomed at McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (directed by
Prof. Laurel Trainor), Hamilton, Canada, and at INSERM U1105, Groupe de Recherches sur l’Analyse
Multimodale de la Fonction Cérébrale (directed by Prof. Fabrice Wallois), Amiens, France. The successful
candidates will be working in committed, interdisciplinary teams in Canada and France with many years of
internationally renowned expertise in cognitive and developmental neuroscience, neurocognition of music, and
clinical care of neonates. The post-doctoral fellows will be working in collaboration with both laboratories in
France and Canada, and joining two groups of researchers, graduate students, and postdocs, while having the
majority of the research conducted in one of the laboratories.

Fully funded PhD Scholarship in Computational Metabovascular Optical Neuroimaging

• Posted by: Felipe Orihuela-Espina
• Posting date: Dec 23, 2021
• Where: Birmingham, UK
• More information at: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/computational-metabovascular-optical-neuroimaging/?p139857

This project intends to develop a feasible combined bNIRS-TR-DCS prototype of mvNIRS device that combines different modalities of NIRS necessary to afford concomitant metabolic and vascular measurements by means of broadband spectroscopic NIRS (bNIRS) and blood flow measurements by means of time-resolved diffuse correlation spectroscopy (TR-DCS) related measurements. Further, it intends for the solution to be smart e.g. AI-based, to support constrained medical expertise and low cost so that it is deployable to less-developed rural environments.

Eligibility: Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Felipe Orihuela-Espina ( f.orihuela-espina@bham.ac.uk ).

Senior Research Scientist (Optical Engineering)

• Posted by: Daniel Wiese
• Posting date: Oct 15, 2021
• Where: WHOOP, MA, USA
• More information at: https://jobs.lever.co/whoop/75870b80-93bf-4252-8a45-2f087b3d02c7

At WHOOP, we’re on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP empowers members (Olympians, Professional Athletes, Fitness Enthusiasts, etc.) to perform at a higher level through a deeper understanding of their bodies and daily lives. We’re looking for a Senior Research Scientist who is excited to work with physiological data and can help us identify and evaluate cutting edge sensor technologies and find ways to leverage the data they produce to provide value to our members.

As a Senior Research Scientist on the R&D team, you’ll help develop the next generation of optical sensing technology. You’ll work at the intersection of hardware, software, and analytics to design the optical sensors that power the WHOOP product. You’ll leverage simulations to inform sensor design and collaborate with engineering in the construction of prototypes. You’ll help analyze the collected data in an iterative process to inform further sensor designs. You’ll formalize, document, and refine your learnings in the process of filing valuable patents and creating intellectual property. Your efforts will ultimately aid in the deployment of cutting-edge technology to the marketplace, helping our members live healthier and happier lives.

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Neuroimaging (fNIRS and MRI)

• Posted by: Hadi Hosseini
• Posting date: Oct 3, 2021
• Where: Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, CA, USA
• More information at: http://cbrain.stanford.edu/Opportunities.html

A postdoctoral position is available in the C-BRAIN Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University focusing on advanced data driven approaches for integrating multi-modalmulti-session data including neuroimaging (MRI and wearable fNIRS), behavioral, endo-immune, genetics, and VR measurements to decode heterogeneity in neural and treatment response across mental illnesses. We are specifically looking for candidates with experience in fNIRS data collection and analysis, advanced multimodal data analysis and/or computational modeling, and familiarity with MR imaging analysis. The postdoctoral fellow may participate in collecting and analyzing multimodal neuroimaging data, mentor students and research assistants, prepare manuscripts for publication, and assist with grant applications.

Requirements: 

  • PhD (or MD) or equivalent in neuroscience, computer science, psychology, statistics, physics, engineering or a related field.
  • Experience with fNIRS data analysis packages (HOMER, NIRS Toolbox, etc.).
  • Experience with scripting/programming languages (Matlab, Python, R, etc.)
  • Strong writing skills demonstrated by peer reviewed publications.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with MRI data analysis (fMRI, dMRI, qMRI, etc.)
  • Familiarity with multimodal data analyses and modeling, advanced machine learning techniques, multivariate statistics and cloud computing is a plus.

To apply: Please send your CV and representative publications to Dr. Hadi Hosseini at study_brain@stanford.edu.

Post-doctoral positions available at the frontier of high fidelity optical imaging of human brain function

• Posted by: Adam Eggebrecht
• Posting date: Oct 1, 2021
• Where: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
• More information at: https://sites.wustl.edu/eggebrechtlab/

We are currently filling two funded Postdoctoral positions in our lab. We are a diverse and interdisciplinary group of physicists, engineers, and neuroscientists working towards developing next generation high density diffuse optical tomography methods to map human brain function. We have multiple funded opportunities for postdoctoral candidates, including (1) to map brain function throughout early childhood development (birth through age four years as well as 4-17 years) in children at risk for or with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, (2) bedside neuromonitoring of infants in acute care settings including surgery and infants with congenital heart defects who are on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), (3) developing multi-modal hardware and algorithms in Matlab/Python for next generation acquisition, modeling, and analyses of anatomical and functional neuroimaging (both optical and MRI). Please feel free to contact me at aeggebre@wustl.edu for more information or to discuss the opportunities.

Senior Product Design Engineer

• Posted by: Callie Kimberly (Bionica Labs LLC)
• Posting date: Jul 24, 2021
• Where: Remote.
• More information at: https://www.indeed.com/job/senior-product-design-engineer-1da4d80e4c205837

NIRSense is a medical technology company focused on creating world-leading wearable sensor systems to measure cerebral oxygenation. We’re a small, dedicated team seeking candidates interested in thoroughly understanding problems, excited about designing devices with broad applicability, and ready to follow where the prototype process leads us. We’re searching for a fellow enthusiast to play an integral role in expanding our engineering team and capabilities.

We are seeking an experienced product design engineer to fulfill a broad set of engineering objectives. This person will help expand our prototype design and manufacturing capabilities from individual prototype iterations to wearable systems manufactured at commercial scale.

Pos-doctoral position at the University of Albi (France), SCoTE lab

• Posted by: Cédric Albinet (Institut National Universitaire Champollion)
• Posting date: Jul 19, 2021
• Where: Albi, France.
• More information at: https://www.univ-jfc.fr/institut/recrutements

The post-doc will be part of a larger project called « Eye-Interaction ». His or her main task will be to identify and validate psychophysiological markers (brain and cardiac activities) of incapacitation. Brain activity will be evaluated by cerebral hemodynamics (functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: fNIRS) and cardiac activity/reactivity will be evaluated by electrocardiogram (ECG) and impedance-cardiogram (ICG). These measures will be confronted to eye-tracking and behavioral measures. The postdoc will fully develop the protocol enabling to integrate and synchronize all of these measures during an experimental/ecological task inducing incapacitation (by varying cognitive/emotional load). He/she will conduct the experimental testing, will process the data and will conduct the statistical analyses. Finally, he/she will write intermediate professional reports and scientific drafts to diffuse the results.

The postdoc must show autonomy and highly skilled competencies in acquisition, processing and analyzing of hemodynamics data from fNIRS. Ideally, the candidate should be skilled with NIRScout (NIRx). The postdoc must be familiar with the processing of physiological signals and competency in processing and analyzing cardiac signals from ECG/ICG (Biopac) will be a plus. The postdoc will be able to integrate and synchronize the acquisition of different physiologic and behavioral measures in order to further conduct coherence or connectivity analyses.

Engineer position – Integration and development of applications using an MRI and EEG compatible NIRS system to explore brain function

• Posted by: Isabelle Corouge (Université de Rennes)
• Posting date: Jul 5, 2021
• Where: Rennes, France.
• More information at: https://project.inria.fr/neurinfo/files/2021/06/Inge_NIRS-fMRI_platform_20210608.pdf

We are looking for an engineer to fill a one-year position (renewable for one-year) in Rennes, France.

The Neurinfo platform and the Empenn U1228 research team are seeking an engineer with motivation in neuroimaging to set-up, develop and operate a software platform using a near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)system in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG) compatible environment design. The objective of this project is to extend our technological capabilities toward NIRS-EEG-MRI simultaneous imaging. A first step is to exploit a NIRS device, develop applications and analysis pipelines to record the brain activity in and outside MRI. In the scope of the project, novel computational/statistical models, signal processing, empirical protocols and visualizations will be proposed and studied, partly via their computational implementations, tested on healthy controls and
later in clinical protocols in patients.
The selected engineer will collaborate with the other members of the team in specifying and designing an integrative software architecture that allows the integration of NIRS measurements potentially acquired jointly with fMRI and/or EEG. The significance and the effectiveness of the computational platform will be tested through a large set of local in vivo experiments (normal controls, psychiatric disorders, stroke patients…). Further, the selected tenure may be requested to implement additional data processing algorithms, software components and computational improvements as needs arise from the research progress.