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Job Posting 2018

June 2018

The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) led by Dr. Nathan A. Fox is looking for a post-doc to work on developmental cognitive neuroscience research leveraging fNIRS and high-density EEG.

The focus of the CDL is on the development of typical and atypical cognitive and socio-emotional processing, with an emphasis on understanding neural systems supporting the human mirroring system, attention and cognitive control. The lab maintains close collaborations with researchers at the neighbouring National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) with Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Ph.D., Chief, Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics and Daniel Pine, MD, Chief Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience, NIMH.

The CDL has a history of performing cutting edge research and publishing in high-impact journals. We now seek a well-qualified postdoctoral fellow to aid in fNIRS and advanced EEG research, along with exploring the simultaneous acquisition (and integration) of both modalities.

Candidates with a strong background in EEG and/or fNIRS will be most suited for the job. Prior programming experience (e.g. Matlab or Python) is a requirement. Psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists and other candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Prior experience with developmental populations is not a requirement, but an interest in pursuing developmental research is expected.

The position’s start date is flexible, with a preference for late Spring, 2018. Interested candidates should submit a CV, research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and the names and contact information for two references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation. Please email these materials to:

Contact: Nathan Fox, fox@umd.edu and George Buzzell gbuzzell@umd.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow: Brain activation during functional movements in stroke patients, University of British Columbia : Vancouver, Canada

A unique opportunity is available for a postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of stroke, rehabilitation, and brain activation. This is a minimum two year position.
This experience will utilize near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure brain activation and include some of the following research studies:
Determine regions of brain activation and their interactions during functional movements such as walking and reaching in stroke patients
Determine changes in brain activation during functional movements over the course of recovery from a stroke
Determine how brain activation during functional movements is affected by therapeutic treatments, as well as by factors such as size/location of brain injury after stroke.

The postdoctoral fellow will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Janice Eng (Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation). See http://www.neurorehab.med.ubc.ca for current research activities.
Applicants will have a recent PhD in fields related to neuroscience or rehabilitation sciences. Experience with brain imaging and its analyses would be an asset. Applicants will have a track record in publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of British Columbia ranks among the 40 best globally, and top 20 public universities in the world (Times Higher Education Rankings). A competitive salary and benefits will be offered.

Please send curriculum vitae, unofficial university transcripts, and a statement of your research interests to: Ms. Chihya Hung, Research Coordinator, Rehabilitation Research Program
Email: Chihya.Hung@ubc.ca

Opening: Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (fNIRS) and Global Literacy

Postdoctoral position in behavioral and neuroimaging research of language, literacy, and cognitive development, focused on global literacy initiatives in Ivory Coast. Position start date: August 1, 2018 (flexible). Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

The BOLD Lab at the University of Delaware has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to research on child literacy development in rural Ivory Coast. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study how children develop and learn to read in high-risk environments. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to two projects: (1) a technology-based literacy intervention program in primary school settings, and (2) brain-behavior approach to the study of development and reading outcomes, both in Ivory Coast.
Responsibilities will include the development, collection, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data about literacy development and literacy intervention outcomes in school-aged children growing up in rural communities of Ivory Coast. The postdoc will also contribute to mentorship and collaboration with an Ivorian research team of graduate students and postdocs, with the goal of increasing local science capacity. The position is based at the University of Delaware, and the postdoc will have opportunities to go to Ivory Coast over the duration of the position.
Successful applicants will have a background in several of the following areas: child development, language and literacy acquisition, reading interventions (including education technologies), recording and analysis of fNIRS data, design and analysis of complex behavioral experiments/tasks, longitudinal data analysis, global development (ideally in sub-Saharan Africa). A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Neuroscience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be familiar with working in international contexts (preferably sub-Saharan Africa), proficient in French, and have a high degree of fluency conducting univariate and multivariate statistics using R, and fNIRS neuroimaging analysis using Matlab (NIRS-SPM, fNIRS-toolbox, Homer).
Interested candidates should send via email their CV, two representative papers, the names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Kaja Jasinska (jasinska@udel.edu).
The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 1-2 years, given satisfactory performance and available funding.
Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab
Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department
University of Delaware

Contact Information
PI Website: www.haskins.yale.edu/staff/jasinska/

Lab Website: sites.udel.edu/boldlab
Contact Name: Kaja Jasinska
Contact Email: jasinska@udel.edu

Post-doctoral position in functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and EEG for neuro-cognitive development in infants

The Medical Optics research group led by Prof. Turgut Durduran at ICFO, in collaboration with the Speech Acquisition and Perception group led by Prof. Nuria Sebastian Galles at UPF-Pompeu Fabra University, both in Barcelona (Spain), are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in a multi-disciplinary project to study neuro-cognitive development in infants using functional near-infrared & diffusion correlation (fNIRS & fDCS) spectroscopies coupled with EEG recording.

This project is part of an on-going collaboration to utilize a newly developed fNIRS and fDCS system alongside EEG to study speech acquisition and perception in infants. We are carrying out studies in advanced protocols while developing new probes, new instrumentation and analysis routines for the fNIRS and fDCS data.

For updated information about Medical Optics group at ICFO, please visit https://www.icfo.eu/research/groups-details?group_id=29
For further information about the Speech Acquisition and Perception Group at UPF, please visit https://www.upf.edu/web/sap
For details about the application process please see http://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=356

Postdoc opening in Susan Perlman’s lab for summer 2018

The Laboratory for Child Brain Development (LCBD-PI: Dr. Susan Perlman) anticipates an open postdoctoral associate position (pending funding expected in Summer 2018). The applicant’s main appointment will be in the Laboratory for Child Brain Development (LCBD; http://www.lcbd.pitt.edu) in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/). The LCBD is dedicated to using multi-modal methodology to understand the trajectories of emotional development from infancy to middle childhood (with a strong preschool focus). Currently, the LCBD has several ongoing projects including: 1) Longitudinal development of preschool irritability as a predictor for psychopathology; 2) Interpersonal brain synchronization in autism spectrum disorders; and 3) The neurodevelopment of executive function in infancy, in addition to several local and national collaborations. The postdoctoral associate will mostly be working on a new study investigating interpersonal neural synchronization (using fNIRS) between preschool children with high irritability and their parents, however there are opportunities for work on other projects if interested. Projects, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Brain and Behavior Research foundation, employ intensive, state-of-the-art, multi-modal, neurodevelopmental measurement including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), eye tracking, facial expression and behavioral coding, sleep actigraphy, hair cortisol, and interpersonal neural synchronization between parent and child.

The postdoctoral fellow will be an integral member of this scientific team and will have rich opportunities to publish on neurodevelopmental projects of interest to him/her and to design his/her own preliminary study as a basis for launching an independent research program. The fellow will also be encouraged and supported to develop supplementary studies via the NIH NRSA and/or K Award mechanisms in addition to smaller foundation grants.

The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry provides an ideal training environment for postdoctoral fellows (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/node/8211 ), including the Career and Research Development Seminar which is designed to promote the professional, career development, and grantsmanship skills necessary to launch an independent career through the NIH K Award mechanism. The fellow will also be invited to a casual monthly lunch meeting, designed to introduce him/her to his/her peers and to members of the Department of Psychiatry faculty in the context of discussions on important career development topics (Co-led by Dr. Perlman). Pittsburgh and the local surrounding areas offer an affordable and family-friendly community with rich university resources.

Position requires a PhD in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, or related field. The ideal candidate will have excellent publication record with demonstrated interest in developmental cognitive neuroscience, strong motivation towards a career in developmental cognitive neuroscience research, and will combine collaborative orientation with the ability to function well independently. This position requires experience in testing children in the laboratory environment and experience with a brain imaging modality (fMRI, EEG, fNIRS) and/or psychophysiology (heart rate, skin conductance, pupillometry). The postdoctoral associate will be strongly trained in fNIRS (along with other modalities of his or her interest) as part of his/her responsibilities on the project.

This postdoctoral fellowship is expected to begin on 7/1/2017, although start date is negotiable. The appointment will extend 2 years, depending on progress, with the possibility of extending the position pending future funding. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Dr. Perlman directly at perlmansb2@upmc.edu

February 2018


Postdoc position in the Center for Neurobehavioral Research: Boys Town, Nebraska, USA

The Center for Neurobehavioral Research (CNR) at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking a full-time post-doctoral fellow for the Early Neurobehavioral Development Study, designed to determine neural profiles associated with psychiatric symptom sets (externalizing, mood and anxiety) in early childhood (PI: James Blair). The Early Neurobehavioral Development Study employs state-of-the-art, multi-modal neurodevelopment measurement in young children including fMRI and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).
Deadline: open until position filled

Research Associate for Near Infrared Spectroscopy Data Analysis: University College London, UK

This position is for a postdoctoral researcher to develop functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) data analysis tools to characterise robust markers of typical and atypical development which can be used to identify the impact of adversity. The post is based at UCL but will involve direct collaboration with teams in the USA and Bangladesh and The Gambia.
Deadline: 14th February 2018

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience: Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Sao Paulo, Brazil) is seeking candidates interested in studying the neural correlates of social development in infants for an investigator-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship. The selected candidate will work primarily on a study funded by FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) examining the patterns of neural activation in infants in response to tactile and visual stimulation. This project will rely on the use of functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), as well as behavioral assessments.
Deadline: 28th February 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow positions available at the Optics@Martinos, MGH, Boston, USA

A Post Doc position is open in Dr Carp’s Lab to work on instrumentation, data processing algorithms, as well as validation and clinical studies for adult brain neuromonitoring. We invite individuals with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related field, a knowledge of biomedical optics, and practical experience in performing measurements and data analysis with Matlab to apply.

Two Post Doc positions are open in Dr Franceschini’s Lab to develop new NIRS systems.
We invite enthusiastic individuals with a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Optics, or Physics, and knowledge of lasers and optics, or photon counting detectors and electronic prototyping to apply. We also value individuals with good communication skills, and who are fast learners. These are two-years fixed term appointments, expected to start Spring-Summer 2018.

Deadline: open until positions filled

Neuroimaging Research Scientist, Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2), Gallaudet University, Washington, USA

Professor Petitto’s Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) at Gallaudet University is seeking a Neuroimaging Research Scientist (NRS) to engage in exciting neuroscience research and training. Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter highlighting research goals, experience, career plans and fit with the present position, etc., sample journal publications, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Laura-Ann Petitto.

Post-doctoral position in near-infrared diffuse optical neuromonitoring in the clinics: ICFO Barcelona, Spain

The Medical Optics research group led by Prof. Turgut Durduran is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in multi-disciplinary projects with physicists, engineers and clinicians to develop and utilize the next generation hybrid, near-infrared diffuse correlation spectroscopy and time-resolved spectroscopy devices. The projects are in collaboration with local hospitals in areas of acute ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury and geriatrics.
Deadline: 31st January 2018

Post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

The NanoNeurophotonics Lab of the NHRI under the direction of Dr. Lun-De Liao is interested in recruiting well trained, talented, skilled and highly motivated individuals to work under diverse programs in the areas of Optical Imaging, Ultrasound Imaging and Photoacoustic Imaging. The successful candidate will develop novel ultrasound/photoacoustic imaging technology for the assessment of cerebral pathology.

Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary, Canada

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist for a post-doctoral position aimed at studying neurological disorders, with a focus on concussion and brain injury, using functional brain imaging. The research will involve developing post-processing methods and so there will be a strong preference for those with fNIRS analysis and processing experience. Our team has shown that functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), a method capable of assessing brain oxygenation and activity, may be useful for detecting mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. The successful candidate will join our rapidly growing research group of neuroscientists, engineers and physicists, led by Dr. Jeff F. Dunn.

The lab is a leader in the use of high field MRI and near-infrared spectroscopy to study neurological disease models and translate methods to clinical use. It contains a wide range of NIRS equipment, including the NIRX, TechEn CW7, two Hamamatsu NIRO systems, two ISS oxyplex systems and a custom-built broadband system dedicated to studies of preclinical models. The lab also includes a high field 9.4T MRI for animal research. There are strong linkages with clinical and MRI programs including those at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Seaman Family MR Centre. We have exceptional clinical collaborators from WinSport Medicine Clinic, the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Foothills Medical Centre.

Candidates must possess at least Ph.D. level training and have expertise in processing functional imaging using fNIRS or fMRI, with a strong interest in optical brain imaging. They need to be interested in writing and have first author publications. The individual will be responsible for leading the team in undertaking our fNIRS concussion study. Additionally, expertise in one or more computer languages (i.e. MATLAB, C++, python etc.) and technical ability to develop new processing methods is preferred. The person needs to be able to work independently and yet work well in a team environment.

The position is with Dr. Jeff F Dunn, www.ucalgary.ca/dunnimaging , in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Applicants please email a CV and cover letter to: Maria Beketskaia mbeketsk@ucalgary.ca