Primate Neurobiology Research Scientist

Davis, California
Oct 17, 2019
Nov 16, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

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.

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