Postdoc, Neural Engineering & Translation Labs at UC San Diego

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  • Postdoc in systems / cog-sci neuroscience, Neural Engineering and Translation Labs at UC San Diego
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neatneuro San Diego, CA, USA


The Neural Engineering and Translation Labs (NEAT labs) aim to develop an improved understanding of neural circuits deficits in child and adult psychiatric disorders. We investigate neurophysiology in both animal models and human research and apply neural-engineering methods to target and repair identified circuit deficits. NEAT Labs are run jointly by Dr. Jyoti Mishra and Dr. Dhakshin Ramanathan. Dr. Mishra's work is focused on developing and testing digital cognitive neuro-technologies to serve experimental diagnostics and therapeutics in human neuropsychiatric populations across the lifespan. Dr. Ramanathan's focus is on developing a greater understanding of how to target and modulate relevant neural circuits in animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders. Please see our website: for more information on the type of work we do, recent publications, etc.
We are looking for talented post-doctoral candidates interested either in human EEG-based neurophysiology or in animal neurophysiology; design and application of closed-loop methods to target and modulate brain circuits; and a deep passion for developing novel treatments for neuro-psychiatric disorders.

To apply, please send your CV, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter including a brief statement of your previous research experience and current scientific/research interests and goals to: and


The ideal candidate would be a highly motivated, interdisciplinary scientist with a passion for better understanding underlying circuit deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders in humans and/or animal models, and interested in helping to develop/test new engineering methods applied to this research. This person will be responsible for 1) developing and optimizing behavioral paradigms and closed-loop interventions relevant for neuromodulation, brain-computer-interface informed neurofeedback, and personalized machine-learning guided mind-body applications; 2) analysis of data from human research (EEG) and from animals models (ECoG, LFP and single units). The candidate will be supported to present data at conferences, publish manuscripts, and write grants.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in one or more of the following – cognitive or computational neuroscience or psychology/ clinical psychology, or biomedical engineering with a strong background in electrophysiology. Previous experience in neural data collection and neural time series data analysis is highly desirable, along with any experience with machine learning and coding in MATLAB or Python. In addition, this individual must be able to be a team-player, working collaboratively with others.
We encourage all with an interest to apply.

Featured Publications:

1. Ojeda A, Kreutz-Delgado K, Mishra J. Bridging M/EEG Source Imaging and Independent Component Analysis frameworks using biologically-inspired sparsity priors. Neural Computation 1-31. 2021.
2. Artin H, Zisook S, Ramanathan D. How do serotonergic psychedelics treat depression: The potential role of neuroplasticity. World Journal of Psychiatry 11(6): 201-214. 2021
3. Shah RV, Grennan G, Balasubramani P, Zafar-Khan M, Alim F, Dey S, Ramanathan D, Mishra J. Personalized Modeling of Depressed Mood using Wearables. Nature Translational Psychiatry 338. 2021. IN THE NEWS UC San Diego Health | EurekAlert | San Diego Biotech Network | Medical Xpress | Science Blog | Medium | International Business Times | Healio | VeryWellHealth.
4. Mishra J, Lowenstein M, Campusano R, Hu Y, Diaz-Delgado J, Ayyoub J, Jain R, Gazzaley A. Closed-loop Neurofeedback of Alpha Synchrony during Goal-directed Attention. Journal of Neuroscience JN-RM-3235-20. 2021.
5. Silveira S, Boney S, Tapert S, Mishra J. Functional Network Connectivity of the Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex Mediates Externalizing Psychopathology in Adolescents with Child Neglect. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 100962. 2021.
6. Fakhraei L, Francoeur M, Balasubramani P, Tang T, Hulyalkar S, Buscher N, Mishra J, Ramanathan D. Electrophysiological Correlates of Rodent Default-Mode Network Suppression Revealed by Large-Scale Local Field Potential Recordings. Cerebral Cortex Communications 2021.
7. Montoya M, Grennan G, Mishra J. Investigating Neuro-cognitive Function in Individuals from Different Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds & its Interactions with Resilience. Challenger 2. 2021.
8. Grennan G, Balasubramani PP, Alim F, Zafar-Khan M, Lee E, Jeste D, Mishra J. Cognitive and Neural correlates of Loneliness and Wisdom during Emotional Bias. Cerebral Cortex 2021. IN THE NEWS UC San Diego Health | Neuroscience News | ABC 10News | KPBS News | NBC San Diego | 7th Space | GEN | Business Insider Mexico | Jerusalem Post | Science Alert | El Confidencial | Scientific American Arabic
9. Maric V, Mishra J, Ramanathan D. Using Mind-Body Medicine to Reduce the Long-term Health Impacts of COVID-specific Chronic Stress. Frontiers in Psychiatry 12:585952. 2021
10. Balasubramani PP, Ojeda A, Grennan G, Maric V, Le H, Alim F, Zafar-Khan M, Diaz-Delgado J, Silveira S, Ramanathan D, Mishra J. Mapping Cognitive Brain Functions at Scale. Neuroimage 117641:2020.05.14.097014. 2021
11. Fakhraei L, Francoeur M, Balasubramani P, Tang T, Hulyalkar S, Buscher N, Claros C, Terry A, Gupta A, Xiong H, Xu Z, Mishra J, Ramanathan D. Mapping Large-Scale Brain Networks Associated with Action, Inhibition and Impulsivity. eNeuro 0406-20. 2021
12. Silveira S, Kornbluh M, Withers M C, Grennan G, Ramanathan V, Mishra J. Chronic Mental Health Sequelae of Climate Change Extremes: A Case Study of the Deadliest Californian Wildfire. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18: 1487. 2021. IN THE NEWS Poorer Mental Health Smolders After Deadly, Devastating Wildfire | The Medical News | Neuroscience News | ScienceDaily | PreventionWeb | Medical Xpress | SPAN magazine | The Print

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