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Computational Neuroscientist - Field Based - US, East Coast

Inscopix, a discovery phase neurotechnology company, is seeking a computational neuroscientist to work in collaboration with our customers to develop advanced tools for the analysis of neural data sets,  including the extraction of biological signals from imaging data sets and the application of statistics to complex and multimodal data sets. In this role, you will work directly with customers to develop tools that will accelerate scientific discoveries for their individual research projects utilizing Inscopix technologies, but also have broad appeal to the neuroscience community. The ideal candidate will demonstrate deep understanding of statistical and machine learning concepts, particularly as they apply to processing, analyzing, and interpreting in vivo neural and behavioral datasets. A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, with an ability to craft clear data narratives and share them via illustrative visualizations, Python notebooks, and slide deck presentations.   

Examples of projects include:

  • Develop analysis tools to automatically detect anatomical and physiological signatures from  neuroimaging data sets collected with Inscopix technologies
  • Identifying repeated ensembles of neural activity using clustering techniques
  • Apply machine learning models to predict behavioral or physiological states from neural data
  • Prepare publication quality figures from customer data sets

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with neuroscientists to develop innovative analyses of large scale video & time-series data, including calcium imaging and behavioral data
  • Provide neuroscientists with data analysis pipelines and visualization tools that are tailored to their research questions
  • Perform and report exploratory analyses on novel and existing algorithms for analysis of high dimensional brain activity and animal behavior datasets
  • Develop training content to enable broad adoption of valuable analysis tools by the neuroscience community

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • PhD in neuroscience or related field
  • 5+ years of data science experience in the Neuroscience field
  • Experience manipulating, processing and analyzing  in vivo 1-photon calcium imaging data as well as analyzing neural & behavioral data
  • Experience with manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing and data in Python (e.g. NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn)
  • Experience applying machine learning and/or deep learning techniques to answer neuroscience questions (e.g. using scikit-learn, statsmodels, Keras, Tensorflow).
  • Experience working closely with neuroscientists in study design and data analysis
  • Team oriented - ability to multitask on a variety of projects with diverse needs
  • Detail oriented - ability to develop detailed plans and then execute on those plans
  • Priority minded - ability to stay focused, identifying and executing on only the most important issues
  • Strong publication record 
  • Teaching and mentoring experience

Desired Experience:

  • Postdoc experience
  • Experience with manipulating, processing and analyzing rodent behavior video data
  • Experience with algorithm development and optimization
  • Grant writing experience

Location:

  • Field based US, East Coast desired region

To Apply:

Please forward cover letter and resume

About Inscopix:

Inscopix is a neurotechnology company developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping. Our vision at Inscopix is to drive new treatments to dramatically improve the health and well-being of people suffering from debilitating brain and nervous system disorders. Inscopix’s flagship products, nVista and nVoke, have been deployed in over 400 research institutions across the world resulting in over 100 top-tier scientific publications and empowering breakthroughs in Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, psychiatric disorders, chronic pain, and addiction. Based in Palo Alto, the Inscopix team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, engineering, and data science. Advised and backed by industry luminaries and investors, 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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