The Infant Neuromotor Control (INCLab) at the University of Southern California (USC) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year, grant-funded position starting this summer or fall (2019). The postdoctoral fellow will primarily lead the analysis of longitudinal electroencephalography and wearable sensor data collected while infants born preterm learn to reach. The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to pursue his or her own research question in complement to ongoing studies or using existing data. 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 INCLab is led by Dr. Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD. In addition to Dr. Smith, the postdoc will collaborate with a team of research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduate students to collect and analyze data, write papers and grants, and develop new studies. Current projects in the lab are funded by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

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 one of two developmental research labs in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. The Division has an engaging intellectual environment with regular internal and external speakers, journal clubs, and many collaborations and training opportunities across the University. The INCLab has active, ongoing collaborations with researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 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.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and CV to The cover letter should identify relevant experience and publications. The CV or cover letter should include the contact information for 3 references who are willing to be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Director, Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory (G18)

Office: CHP 148D, (323) 442-4072
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