UCLA postdoctoral fellow/ engineer to build new generation miniaturized microscopes
September 30, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Exciting Postdoctoral, Staff Scientist, Engineer position supported through the NIH BRAIN Initiative to develop wearable devices for recording neural activity in freely behaving animals. Our group leads the development of the UCLA Miniscope project, and open-source imaging platform used by other 400 labs around the world. Building off our previous work and working alongside other engineers and scientists, this position will focus on expanding many features of the Miniscope including developing larger Fields of View (FoV), new surgical implants and procedures, high bandwidth wired and wireless data transmission hardware/protocols, and new Data Acquisition (DAQ) hardware and software.
We are interested in highly motivated candidates with strong technical background in instrumentation design and experience working with researchers and neuroscientists. This work is highly multidisciplinary and will require good communication skills with both engineers and neuroscientists.
Candidates should have, or expect, a PhD (or MS with additional experience) in physics, neuroscience, engineering, or similar. While much can be learned “on the job” preference will be towards candidates with some combination of the following skills:
· Highly competent in electrical circuit design and layout (KiCAD, Eagle, Altium, Orcad, or similar) · Significant programming experience (C, C++, Java, Python, QT, MATLAB, or similar) · Basic understanding of optics and optical design · Basic experience working with CAD software (SolidWorks, Fusion, or similar) · Experience interacting with scientists and engineers · Experience working with microcontrollers (MCUs) · Experience with FPGAs is a plus but not required · Experience working with commercial imaging sensors is a plus but not required…
Internal Number: 1289865
About Peyman Golshani
The Golshani Lab uses two-photon and miniature microscope calcium imaging and large-scale electrophysiological recordings and optogenetics to understand how network dynamics are altered in models of epilepsy and autism. We build new generation miniaturized microscopes