The Laboratory of Translational Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging (LN2T), ULB-Neuroscience Institute (UNI), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), is looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher.

Candidates are invited to apply for a fully funded postdoctoral position that will contribute to the development of fetal magnetoencephalography (MEG) based on optically pumped magnetometers (OPM-fMEG). The successful candidate will develop OPM-MEG recordings on pregnant women and infants. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop an expertise in OPM-MEG and its lifespan applications, which will certainly become an important asset in the coming years given the place that OPM-MEG will take in (clinical) developmental neuroscience. The LN2T is highly active in the development of OPM-MEG for research and has already begun to develop its use in infants (see: and

The position is for 2 years. It is fully funded thanks to a research grant from the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (Brussels, Belgium).

Expected starting date: January 2025, at the latest.

The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team composed of physicists, engineers, neuro- and cognitive psychologists, and neurologists. The LN2T is a multimodal functional neuroimaging platform comprising a whole-scalp cryogenic MEG (Triux, MEGIN), an OPM-MEG facility based on alkali OPMs (QuSpin) and a dedicated magnetically shielded room equipped with field nulling coils, an MEG-compatible high-density EEG (Geodesic), and a hybrid PET-MRI system (3T MRI, Signa GE Healthcare). The laboratory is located at the Erasme hospital, the academic hospital of the ULB. The hospital is located at the border of Brussels with easy access by public transport. Brussels is the capital of Belgium, which is located at the center of Europe. It is a multicultural city that provides a high quality of life with many cultural and social events.

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (Bologna process) in Physics, Engineering, or related discipline. A PhD in a relevant discipline is absolutely essential for the postdoctoral position. Preliminary experience in the field of cryogenic MEG or OPM-MEG is desirable but not required. Expertise in developmental neuroscience is not mandatory but will be considered an asset. French is not mandatory but will be considered as an asset due to the necessary interactions with French-speaking participants.

Salary will be commensurate by seniority (around 2500-2700 €/month – net salary) and will allow a comfortable life considering the living cost in Brussels.

Informal inquiries and applications can be addressed to Xavier De Tiège at   and Julie Bertels at . Applications should comprise a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, and the names of 2 reference persons.