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Job Postings 2020

By Stacey Ladieu and Felipe Orihuela.

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 .

Postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student at University of Houston

  • Posted by: Luca Pollonini
  • Posting date: Feb 3, 2020
  • Where: University of Houston, Texas, USA
  • More information at: lpollonini@uh.edu

My lab at the University of Houston has immediate openings for a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student to work at the intersection of biomedical optics devices and computational imaging for investigating hemodynamics of brain and non-brain tissues.
The primary objective of this NSF-funded activity is to investigate the effect of prolonged pressure on human tissues (skin, fat, muscle) using a patch-like diffuse optical imaging system prototyped in our lab. However, cross-contaminations with our ongoing functional brain imaging projects are encouraged.
Successful applicants with background in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or other relevant fields will assume a lead role in conducting experiments on optical phantoms and humans, reconstructing and analyzing optical images, and contributing to the development of future generations of the wearable imaging device. Prior experience with fNIRS and/or DOT imaging is highly desirable.
The University of Houston is a public, Tier-1 research university located in one of the most racially/ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the U.S. and home of the world-largest Texas Medical Center, with which we collaborate strictly. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For inquiries, please contact me directly at lpollonini@uh.edu

Neuroscientist (Hardware Focus)

Kernel is building next generation, non-invasive, mind/body/machine interfaces (MBMIs). Our team of neuroscientists, engineers, and physicists are working on the frontier, pioneering in multiple fields. The technology we’re building will improve how we address mental disease and dysfunction and usher in a new era of exploring, improving and evolving our cognition.
We are looking for a talented hardware-focused Neuroscientist to work alongside our hardware engineers and developers in translating technologies from the bench-top to product. The ideal candidate will serve as a bridge between our hardware team and neuroscientists to help specify and improve our neural interface devices. This person should be familiar working with human subjects, implementing tasks, and performing data analysis.
Neuroscience is the new rocket science.


  • Work with cutting-edge neuroimaging systems to guide development of future products
  • Evaluate system configuration for optimizing neural data collection
  • Collect, curate and analyze large neuroimaging datasets
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of neuroscientists, engineers, and physicists in order to develop and transfer designed technologies to product groups


  • B.S., in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Neuroscience, Statistics, or a related field
  • Strong coding and data analysis skills (Python, MATLAB, C++, etc.)
  • Experience collecting and analyzing neuroimaging data
  • Understanding of design, implementation, and coordination of human neuroimaging experiments using hemodynamics


  • Advanced degree in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Neuroscience, Statistics, or a related field
  • Experience with data cleaning methods
  • Experience dealing with large datasets and deploying real-time algorithms at scale

This position will require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Please note that any offer for employment will be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license.

Posdoctoral Research Associate (Grade 7) at University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is hiring a postdoc to work on a project looking at neural processing (using EEG and NIRS) during speech segmentation in children with Developmental Language Disorder. Applications due 5th February.