The INSERM / CEA Neuroimaging lab in Neurospin, Saclay (91, France) is opening a 24 to 42 months position for a research engineer or post-doc to create a mobile EEG data collection unit, to be used in children at school.
This project is part of IDEE (Innovation, Data, and Experiments for Education) platform. IDEE is a recent consortium founded to develop experimental research in education at a large scale in France and provide on-demand equipment and technical expertise to all interested researchers.
The aim of the present position would be to develop a robust pipeline to record and analyze EEG data in children at school along 3 axes
● Transfer the main cognitive paradigms validated in labs toward the field (i.e. in classrooms) and provide a library of standardized protocols to measure brain responses predictive of child development
● Provide field researchers with integrated pipelines allowing easy data collection and analyses in individual participants (from data recording to graphical/statistical results)
● Develop a recording system for synchronized data collection in a group of children or teacher and children as the subsequent analyses, to evaluate pedagogy
The project will be conducted in close collaboration with Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz (researcher CNRS) and Stanislas Dehaene (professor, Collège de France, Director of Neurospin)
The selected candidate will be located in Neurospin, within the Developmental Neuroimaging lab. In this lab high-density EEG, MEG and MRI are routinely used in infants and children to study language development, social cognition, attention, mathematical cognition, etc.
Neurospin is a brain imaging center dedicated to the understanding of the human brain and to the development of brain imaging technologies.
Five laboratories currently share their expertise on site and provide a stimulating research environment. It is located in the south suburb of Paris in Paris Saclay University.
Fluent knowledge in computer programming (languages: Python, Matlab), statistical analyses (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab), and data management softwares is required
Previous experience with one or more of the following are not required but would be bonus
- human research, particularly with infants or children
- neuroimaging techniques (EEG, MEG, MRI, etc)
- knowledge of the French language
The position is funded for up to 42 months by a French state contract (CDD).
Expected starting date: May-June 2022.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining how your previous research experiences are relevant to this project, and two letters of reference.
Please send the application package to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with “mobile EEG data collection unit” in the email subject line.