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Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, San Diego

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Scholar
University University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States
Department Institute for Neural Computation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Natural Sciences
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Computer/Information Sciences
    Biomedical Sciences
    Sciences - General

Drs. Scott Makeig and Arnaud Delorme of the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN), at UC San Diego, are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a potentially three-year compute-intensive neuroimaging project between SCCN ( and the Child-Mind Institute of New York ( This Healthy Brain Network (HBN) project ( is collecting MR, eye tracking, and high-density EEG data from up to 10,000 children as they perform cognitive tasks and watch movie/animations. This collaboration, with Dr. Michael Milham (CMI/HBN) and colleagues, seeks to (1) develop a library of terms for the Hierarchical Event Descriptor system (HED-3G) ( and open-source tools for annotating events in movies to operate both standalone and in connection with our EEGLAB signal processing environment ( running on Matlab. (2) After annotating the HBN short films, the HBM data will be exported to OpenNeuro ( under BIDS standards (, and will be made available via the forthcoming NEMAR data portal ( for processing on the XSEDE high-performance computer network via the Neuroscience Gateway (NSG, The HBN M/EEG and behavioral/eye tracking data will be analyzed at the source and source network levels (Akalin Acar & Makeig, 2021) using advanced applications of Independent Component Analysis (Makeig et al., 1996; Delorme et al., 2012), Bayesian source and network clustering using SCALEoptimized forward head models (Akalin Acar et al., 2016, 2020). Tools and pipelines developed in the project will be made available in EEGLAB and through NSG. Our neuroscientific goal is to model the development of cortical EEG source dynamics and associated eye gaze patterns during viewing of 'moving pictures', and to model and explore individual differences in these processes.

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