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ICFO / SAP - Post-doc in fNIRS and EEG for neuro-cognitive development in infants deadline 31 May 2018

ICFO / SAP - Post-doc in fNIRS and EEG for neuro-cognitive development in infants deadline 31 May 2018


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.

Candidates must hold an internationally recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the near future) in a relevant field.

Scientific background: Previous experience with functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) or diffuse optics in general for biomedicine including data analysis procedures, probe-development and instrumentation. Knowledge in diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) and EEG methods are a plus. Experience with infant or child data would be considered.   

Suitable candidates are requested to submit online:
• Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,
• Curriculum Vitae, including full address, a contact phone number and e-mail address, as
well as the names and contact e-mails of three potential referees.

Candidates should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process.

Candidates may contact for informal inquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific inquiries to Prof. Turgut Durduran at and/or Prof. Nuria Sebastian Galles at

The call will remain open until June 2018, or until suitable candidates are identified. The starting date is flexible but should be in 2018.

A strong publication record and the contact information of three referees is needed.

Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. No restrictions of citizenship or gender apply to the ICFO positions.

For updated information about Medical Optics group at ICFO, please visit ; for further information about the Speech Acquisition and Perception Group at UPF, please visit

Deadline 31st of May, 2018