The Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory (INCLab) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC), led by Dr. Beth Smith, is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily lead the analysis of longitudinal electroencephalography and wearable sensor data collected while infants learn to reach. The ideal candidate will have expertise analyzing biological signal data (MATLAB preferred); experience organizing and working with large data sets; and proficiency with writing manuscripts. The postdoc will collaborate with a team of research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduate students to collect and analyze data, deliver presentations, write papers and grants, and develop new studies. The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to pursue his or her own research question in complement to ongoing studies or using existing electroencephalography and wearable sensor data. Numerous current projects in the INCLab are funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Psychology, Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Sciences, or a related field, 2) experience programming, particularly in MATLAB, 3) experience with collecting, processing, and analyzing biological signal data, particularly electroencephalography and wearable sensor data, 4) strong publication record, (5) strong communication skills, (6) an ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-oriented environment, (7) experience working with children and their families.
The INCLab actively works to provide a diverse, positive and collaborative environment; the postdoc will be an active member of the lab and contribute to this culture. Our lab is a part of the Saban Research Institute and collaborates with other labs, researchers, and clinicians as part of the Best Starts to Life theme at CHLA. We have an engaging intellectual environment with regular internal and external speakers, journal clubs, and many collaborations and training opportunities across CHLA and USC. The INCLab has active, ongoing collaborations with researchers at University of California Los Angeles Center for Autism Research and Treatment, University of California San Diego Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Additional information on these projects can be found at: https://sites.usc.edu/inclab/
To learn more about this position, please email Dr. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested applicants should apply at https://jobs.chla.org/job/los-angeles/fellow-post-doc-research/277/17976415.
Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental Neuroscience and Neurogenetics Program, The Saban Research Institute
Division of Research on Children, Youth, and Families, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Director, Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory