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Scientist I - Analysis of Neurophysiology & Behavior

Department: 2480- Neural Coding
Location: Seattle

Scientist 1 – Analysis of Neurophysiology & Behavior 

We seek a Scientist I to be an essential member of a team investigating cortical circuits mediating visual coding and behavior in the mouse brain. Using our standardized Allen Brain Observatory (http://observatory.brain-map.org/visualcoding), we are generating systematic datasets of neural activity (both 2-photon calcium imaging of genetic cell populations and electrophysiological datasets acquired with Neuropixels probes).

The primary role of this scientist will be to perform computational analysis of large-scale neurophysiological datasets collected in the context of an active behavioral task. Areas of focus include cell type-specific processing, population coding, and functional interactions between areas and layers of the corticothalamic visual system.

Our mission at the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. By implementing a team science approach on a large scale, we strive to generate useful public resources, drive technological innovations and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop computational tools for analyzing and visualizing large-scale neurophysiological and behavioral datasets
  • Perform basic and advanced analysis of large-scale neurophysiological datasets
  • Collaborate with scientific and tehcnical teams
  • Contribute to experimental design and creation of open data resources
  • Publish results in peer reviewed journals and present findings at scientific conferences
  • Present periodic summary of progress to research community at institute

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Applied Math or related field
  • Strong programming ability for the use in scientific analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Experience meeting aggressive timelines and deliverables 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong scientific publication record
  • Python programming experience
  • Experience in systems neuroscience including extracellular electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and behavioral analysis
  • Experience pursuing research projects in collaborative fashion
  • Proven independent thinking and flexibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Dedicated team player 

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