Primate Neurobiology Research Associate

Inscopix, Inc.
Davis, California, US
Jun 16, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Inscopix, a discovery phase neurotechnology company, is seeking a talented Research Associate with a strong background in neurophysiology 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:
  • B.S or M.S in Life Sciences and 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience training macaques to sit in a primate chair and to perform sensory, motor and/or cognitive tasks
  • Support of macaque surgeries, including maintenance of surgical instruments, sterile preparations, and pre- and post-operative care
  • Development of lab standard operating procedures and/or IACUC protocols
  • Experience with experimentation in alert, behaving macaques
  • Support of sedated procedures in macaque, including MRI, CT and implant maintenance
  • Excellent written communication and scientific presentation skills
  • High ethical standards in working with animals and reporting scientific results
  • Desire to work with amicable, energetic, interdisciplinary teams

Desired skills:
  • Experience with viruses and with MRI- and stereotactic-guided virus injections and/or chronic implantations in macaque
  • Implant hardware design, using for example software tools like SolidWorks
  • Support of necropsies
  • Post-mortem immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy
  • MATLAB or Python programming and data analysis
  • Familiarity with in-vivo electrophysiology hardware and software, including recording and microstimulation systems and behavioral tracking systems

Location and Travel:
This position is for work onsite at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) in Davis, CA. Occasional (
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 450 research institutions across the world, and have resulted in over 150 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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