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Neurobiology Research Associate or Scientist

Inscopix, Palo Alto, California

Position Description:

Inscopix, a discovery phase neurotechnology company, is seeking a talented research associate (RA) or research scientist (RS) with a strong background in in-vivo electrophysiology and/or imaging in rodent models 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!

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 300 research institutions across the world, and have resulted in over 50 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.


  • BS/MS (RA) or PhD (RS) in Neurobiology or a related field;
  • At least two years of post-degree research experience in academia or industry;
  • Experience working with rodent models, particularly rats, including animal handling and running of behavioral assays;
  • Experience with chronic, in-vivo electrophysiology (e.g. EEG, ECoG, LFP, single- / multi-units), imaging and/or optogenetics;
  • Excellent surgical skills, including stereotaxic injections and/or implantations;
  • Creative problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Desire to work with amicable, energetic, interdisciplinary teams;
  • Experience in translational and/or drug discovery research, including with disease models of neurodegeneration (e.g., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's Disease) and the assessment of therapeutic compounds or interventions;
  • Familiarity with nVista and/or nVoke technology;
  • Experience with viral and transgenic technology;
  • Proficiency with post-mortem immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy;
  • MATLAB or Python programming and data analysis expertise;
  • Experience developing lab standard operating procedures and protocols;
  • Strong publication record.

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Inscopix is an equal employment opportunity employer.