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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.

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.


  • 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.

2 x Scientific Consultant / Biomedical Engineer / Neuroscientist (m/f/d)

• Posted by: Amy Young (NIRx Medical Technologies)
• Posting date: Apr 12, 2021
• Where: Berlin, Germany or Orlando, Florida.
• More information at: https://nirx.jobs.personio.de

NIRx is looking for a team player to start immediately in one of our offices full time. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for science, biomedical instrumentation, and neurotechnology. You’ll need a Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, or a related field. As well as comprehensive knowledge of the acquisition and analysis of physiological signals. Ideally, previous experience with fNIRS, EEG, or fMRI.

Your role will involve customer-oriented handling of sales requests on a daily basis, as well as consulting on research solutions best suited based on the researcher’s experimental setup and paradigm design. Of course, you’ll need to stay well-read on existing and new fNIRS and related research as well as technological developments in the field. You will be responsible for building strong relationships within the research community with your excellent communication skills!

Read all the role requirements and specifications here.

We look forward to your applications!

About NIRx: NIRx works with leading fNIRS researchers from all over the world and enables them to do cutting-edge research. Our mission is to provide the best solutions for neuroscientists. A solution is not only a high-quality device and software but also trustworthy and qualified consulting and excellent scientific and technical support. Our dedication to research and to our customer’s needs leads to our continuous growth. 
NIRx is an exciting, engaging, and fun place to work. If you are talented, open-minded, dedicated, and looking for a place to grow, please take a look at the positions. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Postdoctoral fellowship: Non- and minimally-invasive diffuse optical tissue monitoring

• Posted by: David Busch
• Posting date: Apr 9, 2021
• Where: University of Texas Southwestern.
• More information at: https://t.co/wsVXAVyrS5?amp=1

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of David Busch at UT Southwestern Medical Center, focused on development and translation of diffuse optical and correlation spectroscopic instrumentation to monitor the central nervous system. Candidates must hold a PhD in physics, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, or a similar field.  A solid record of publication is required to demonstrate writing and technical expertise. Candidates with experience in development of fiber optic probes, diffuse optics (DCS/DOT/DOS), tissue optics, and clinical translation are preferred. Previous work in an operating theater or intensive care unit is helpful.

The fellow will be focused on translation of diffuse optics into the surgical and critical care setting. This work is performed in close collaboration with enthusiastic clinical collaborators. Current projects include non-invasive monitoring of cerebral hemodynamics during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (Prof. Lakshmi Raman, Children’s Medical Center, PI: Busch, Hartwell Foundation) and minimally invasive monitoring of the spinal cord in animal models (Prof. Thomas Floyd, UTSW, PI: Floyd, NIH U01). The fellow will be expected and encouraged to develop new lines of research, collecting pilot data for their future independent research careers, within the general themes of the lab. 

4-year PhD studentship: Measurement Criteria for Neurophysiological Measurement & Neuroadaptive Interfaces

• Posted by: S Fairclough
• Posting date: May 7, 2021
• Where: Liverpool John Moores University.
• More information at: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/4-year-phd-studentship-measurement-criteria-for-neurophysiological-measurement-and-neuroadaptive-interfaces/?p131139

Neuroadaptive interfaces utilise measures from the brain and body to adapt user interfaces in an intelligent, context-aware fashion. This emerging technology has the potential to enhance operator performance by optimising information provision and mitigating undesirable psychological states. However, neuroadaptive interfaces are reliant on robust, real-time monitoring of the operator via neurophysiology and psychophysiology.

It is assumed that laboratory-grade apparatus will deliver greater sensitivity to key variables, such as mental workload in comparison to wearable sensors. However, the latter are more comfortable and have fewer implementation requirements. The primary goal of the research programme is to quantify the trade-off between sensitivity and implementation requirements during neurophysiological and psychophysiological monitoring of operator functional state.

If you wish to apply for this studentship, please prepare a 1-page statement (12-font) explaining why you are interested in this topic along with your cv and send to Professor Stephen Fairclough with the subject marked as “PhD application”. The deadline for applications is Friday 7th May 2021.

Doctoral (PhD) student position in the Research school in health science – Brain activity during motor-cognitive performance

• Posted by: Erika Franzén
• Posting date: Apr 27, 2021
• Where: Karolinska Institute.
• More information at: https://kidoktorand.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:391319/

The focus of Franzen’s research group is on translational research from exploring neuronal mechanisms to clinical interventions/implementation in the field of neurological and geriatric rehabilitation. Our areas of special interest are balance control, exercise, physical activity and falls in elderly and individuals with neurological diseases (Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, stroke and spinal cord injury). The doctoral student will be working in Franzen’s group where the student can exchange ideas and collaborate with other doctoral students, postdocs as well as junior and senior researchers (approx. 20 persons). The multidisciplinary project group consists of researchers with extensive expertise in different fields and from several research groups (neuroimaging, psychology). The doctoral student will have his/her main workspace at the uMOVE core facility in Solna and also at the Division of physiotherapy, NVS in Flemingsberg.

Postdoctoral Researcher at Drexler University

• Posted by: Hasan Ayaz
• Posting date: 2021
• Where: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University.
• More information at: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2464807411/?fbclid=IwAR2Jxw7GXpjimbqG6_ue-uDH6NKojW4TsZIaWFyLjbvEue2y2Pe4P6ECeCQ

Looking for highly motivated researchers with strong research background and experience/familiarity/interest in wearable neuroimaging (fNIRS,EEG), neurostimulation approaches (tDCS,rTMS), neuroergonomics research, biomedical signal processing & data analysis and/or machine learning. We have both clinical and non-clinical projects in the lab as well opportunities to collaborate with leading domain experts in diverse application areas, with both academic and industry partnerships. We are located in University City area of Philadelphia, PA, one of the first major cities in the nation and booming biomedical research and technology hub.

Student Research Fellowships – Spring 2021 at The Institute of Photonic Sciences

• Posted by: Turgut Durduran
• Posting date: 2021
• Where: The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). Barcelona, Spain.
• More information at: http://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=574

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences ( http://www.icfo.eu ) offers the opportunity to accomplish Final Degree Projects / Masters’ Theses or to participate in a research stay, fostering the students’ education and research training. The program, supported by the Fundacio Catalunya-La Pedrera Ignacio Cirac Program Chair @ ICFO, offers a limited number of fellowships to outstanding students from top Universities worldwide.

The program aims at an early exposure to frontier science and research, as well as at the early support of outstanding students to experience first-hand the excitement and challenges posed by research projects within the variety of research topics active at ICFO. Fellowships will be offered across all ICFO research groups in the following research topics:

  • Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics & Photovoltaics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  • Nanophotonics, Optomechanics & Nanomechanics
  • Experimental Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Theoretical Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Condensed Matter Theory & Light-Matter Interactions
  • Energy storage, solar fuels and CO2 mitigation
  • Thermal photonics and infrared spectroscopy

Interested students should browse the different research group profiles available on the ICFO website, https://www.icfo.eu/lang/research, to identify the groups that best match their interests.

Postdoctoral Position in Education and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

• Posted by: Kaja Jasinska
• Posting date: Feb 12, 2021
• Where: University of Toronto.
• More information at: https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/boldlab/wp-content/uploads/sites/83/2021/02/Postdoctoral-Position-in-Developmental-Cognitive-Neuroscience-at-BOLD-Lab-2021-1.pdf

The BOLD Lab at the University of Toronto has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to research on child development. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study how children develop and learn in high-risk environments. Specifically, we are looking for an
individual who can contribute to two projects: (1) a tech-based literacy intervention program including a neuroimaging study of brain development and reading outcomes, and (2), large-scale RCT aimed at supporting children’s developmental and academic outcomes by reducing poverty and improving quality of education, both in Ivory Coast. Both projects involve collaboration with Dr. Amy Ogan at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Dr. Sharon Wolf at the School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.