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Primate Neurobiology Research Scientist

Inscopix, a discovery phase neurotechnology company, is seeking a talented primate neurobiologist with a strong background in electrophysiology and/or imaging in alert, behaving macaques who is interested in pursuing groundbreaking brain science in a highly-motivating and fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.  You will have unique opportunities to work in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of driven neuroscientists, physicists, engineers, and data scientists.  If you are looking for an opportunity that immerses you in 21st century neuroscience, we want to hear from you!

 

Required Skills:

  • PhD in Neurobiology or a related field
  • Experience training macaques to sit in a primate chair and to perform sensory, motor and/or cognitive tasks
  • Experience supporting macaque surgeries, including maintenance of surgical instruments, sterile preparations, and pre- and post-operative care
  • Experience with setting up and troubleshooting in-vivo electrophysiology hardware and software, including recording/microstimulation systems and behavioral tracking systems
  • Experience with stimulus design and presentation on high performance displays
  • Experience with imaging, electrophysiology and/or optogenetics in alert, behaving macaques
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High ethical standards in working with animals and reporting scientific results
  • Desire to work with amicable, energetic, interdisciplinary teams

Desired skills:

  • At least two years of post-degree research experience in academia or industry
  • Experience with viruses and with MRI- and stereotactic-guided virus injections and/or chronic implantations in macaque
  • Familiarity with nVista and/or nVoke technology
  • Experience supporting necropsies
  • Proficiency with post-mortem immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy
  • MATLAB or Python programming and data analysis expertise
  • Experience developing lab standard operating procedures and IACUC protocols
  • Strong publication record

Location and Travel:

This position is for work onsite at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) in Davis, CA.  Occasional (<20%) travel to Inscopix headquarters (Palo Alto, CA) or the Inscopix Lab (Mountain View, CA) is required.

 

How to Apply:

Please forward Cover Letter with Resume

 

About Inscopix:

Decoding the neural language of the brain is the defining scientific challenge and opportunity of the 21st Century.  Inscopix is a discovery phase neurotechnology company based in Palo Alto developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping.  Our team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, physics, engineering, software development, and data science and is enabling radically new approaches to understanding the brain in health and disease.  Inscopix’s neurotechnologies and the knowledge that they foster will transform human existence, from alleviating the suffering caused by debilitating brain disorders, to the development of advanced artificial intelligence, to a more profound understanding of what makes us the dominant species on Planet Earth.  nVista and nVoke, our flagship products, are in use today at over 350 research institutions across the world, and have resulted in over 65 top-tier scientific publications on learning, memory, cognition, and on the brain circuits implicated in diseases such as Parkinson’s.  Our instrumentation products are accompanied with sophisticated data analysis software as part of end-to-end solutions for generating and analyzing brain activity data.  Inscopix has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and by Deloitte as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies.

 

Inscopix is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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