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''' The Computational Memory Lab is currently seeking applications for the following positions: '''
  
== Research Specialist ==
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==Research Project Manager==
The Computational Memory Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a full-time Research Specialist to assist with NIH-funded studies of human memory processes and their neural basis. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists including PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, to assist with both conducting experimental studies and analyzing data. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.
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Major responsibilities include managing and expanding a pool of volunteers; carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings; annotating vocal responses in memory tasks; assisting the research team in processing and analyzing these behavioral and electrophysiological data; supervising a team of undergraduate research assistants; and assisting in general lab administration (grants, progress reports, IRB protocols).  
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The computational memory lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a talented scientific project manager to help lead a multi-center team in carrying out research on the use of brain stimulation to study brain networks underlying cognitive functions and to help create neuromodulation therapies that will someday help restore memory function in patients who have suffered brain injuries.  This position requires a unique combination of leadership / teaming skills and technical expertise in the fields of neuroscience and/or bioengineering.
  
Required Qualifications:
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The project manager will supervise a staff of full-time research specialists and software developers, and assist them in carrying out this federally-funded BRAIN initiative project.  The successful applicant will enjoy leading a dedicated and hardworking team whose hub is at the University of Pennsylvania but that includes researchers at leading institutions around the worldApplicants should possess an exceptional academic background, including at least some coursework in computer science/engineering/ mathematics, and should also have experience in managing projects that involved supervisory experienceThis position is contingent upon funding.
• Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience.
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• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
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Preferred Qualifications:
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• Relevant experience in human subjects research, especially with EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, behavioral measures, and related data analysis.
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• Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments.
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• A two-year commitment is desired.
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Apply online through https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn
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== Clinical Research Specialist ==
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a research specialist who is eager to assist research studies contributing towards the development of novel therapies for patients with memory impairmentThis position focuses on conducting neural recordings (intracranial EEG and single-neuron) and direct electrical brain stimulation in neurosurgical patient participants to probe and modulate the neural substrates of memory function. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers to carry out research under National Institutes of Health grant funding. The ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills and a passion for advanced cutting-edge medical research and technology developmentThis would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or bioengineering, and provides an excellent opportunity to work with clinical researchers, neurologists, and neurosurgeons at top medical research centers across the country.  The position requires familiarity with Python, MATLAB, or similar programming languages, and comfort working in a Unix environment, to facilitate data analysis using the lab’s tools.  Exceptional candidates will have experience in data analysis and programmingA 2-year commitment is desired.  Position is contingent on continued funding.
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Required Qualifications:
 
Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, bioengineering, or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience.
 
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
 
• Ability to travel up to 20% of the time and work flexible hours as needed.
 
  
Preferred Qualifications:
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*A Master's degree in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or related field
• Relevant experience in human subjects research, especially in a clinical setting.
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*3-5 years of research experience, ideally in a setting of high-volume data collection and quantitative analysis
• Familiarity with EEG, MRI, and other relevant technologies.
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*Experience with clinical and/or research electrophysiology systems (scalp EEG, intracranial EEG, human single unit recordings)
• Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments.
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*Strong neuroscience/neuroanatomy background knowledge
• A two-year commitment is desired.
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*Experience with scientific/statistical computing techniques and languages (MATLAB, R, Python/SciPy, or similar)
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*Strong communication skills, including written/spoken presentations (including technical details), training, formal e-mail correspondence, etc.
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*Excellent organizational skills
  
Apply online through https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn
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To apply, click [https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Leidy-Laboratories-of-Biology/Research-Project-Manager--Computational-Memory-Lab_JR00023915 | here]
  
== Digital Media Design (Undergraduate Work-study Position) ==
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==Research Specialist==
The Computational Memory Lab is looking to recruit a DMD student for the 2019 Fall semester to help design UNITY-based memory experiments to interface with closed-loop brain stimulation algorithms. Additionally, we are looking for a student who can assist with designing stunning graphical illustrations of scientific findings for inclusion in our lab's research publications. To apply for the position, please send a CV and transcript to Professor Kahana at kahana@psych.upenn.edu using the subject line: "3-D Design”.
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== Research Assistant (Undergraduate Work-Study) ==
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a research specialist to assist with a multicenter project aimed at identifying patterns of brain activity that predict when memory will succeed or fail, and using these patterns to guide closed-loop stimulation protocols aimed at boosting memory in patients with brain injury or neurological disease. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers to carry out research under several federally funded grants. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, a sound foundation of technical skills and a strong desire to further build those skills during their tenure in the lab, and a passion for research aimed at understanding the neural basis of human memory.  This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing future graduate training in cognitive/systems/computational neuroscience or bioengineering, and provides an excellent opportunity to work with clinical researchers, neurologists, and neurosurgeons at top medical research centers across the country.  The position requires familiarity with Python, MATLAB, or similar programming languages, and comfort working in a Unix environment.  Exceptional candidates will have experience in data analysis and programming and a strong record of academic achievement.  A 2-year commitment is expected.  Position is contingent on continued funding.  Please see http://memory.psych.upenn.edu for more information about the lab and its projects.
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The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with federally funded studies of human memory processes. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories.
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Major responsibilities include carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings and annotating vocal responses in memory tasks. This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This would be an ideal position for a student interested in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.
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Required Qualifications:
  
To apply, please submit a resume to memorylab@psych.upenn.edu.
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*Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, bioengineering, or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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*Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
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*Experience with human subjects research, especially in a clinical setting.
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*Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments.
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*Ability to travel up to 20% of the time and work flexible hours as needed.
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*A two-year commitment is desired.
  
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The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences is seeking to recruit a full-time research coordinator/lab manager to assist the Principal Investigator with essential research operations in the laboratory, coordinating activities across three federally funded research grants.
 
  
The research coordinator will have major responsibility for coordinating the administration and the day-to-day operations of multiple grants and related research and academic activities. The coordinator will work directly under the principal investigator, helping to enhance his effectiveness by providing management support for his numerous projects and by representing him and acting on his behalf in interactions with funding agencies, university administrators, lab personnel, and colleagues and collaborators at varied academic and medical organizations. The position will also assist Prof. Kahana with a large multicenter Department of Defense funded study (http://goo.gl/PclHCZ) as well as other federally funded projects.
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==Software Engineer==
  
The position will also operate as the lab’s internal operations consultant, identifying areas for enhancing operational efficiency and working with technical team members to improve processes related to data collection, organization, and analysis as well as information management systems.
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This work will include the rapid and flexible development of new experiments in human memory, as well as critical improvements to existing programs and libraries.  The candidate is expected to coordinate with a team of cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and engineers on multiple projects involving brain stimulation to boost human cognitive abilities, online experiments of human memory, and computational cluster analyses of EEG data from human participants.  Active coordination is expected with the systems development team to design systems, develop plans and testing procedures, and prepare releases.  Other responsibilities may include resolving systems administration issues, file server and web system issues, and computer cluster issues.  Additional projects may include analysis of collected data and simulations of human memory processes in computer models of memory.
  
This position will provide the opportunity to act as the ‘right hand’ to an academic leader who values focus, dedication, and hard work. This is an incredibly fast-moving role, requiring meticulous attention to detail and excellent time management skills. A positive, results-oriented professional with strong judgment, exceptional multitasking skills, and eagerness to take ownership of rewarding duties will thrive in this position.
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The position is planned as temporarily remote, with an expectation of on-site presence at the University of Pennsylvania upon resumption of on-site activities for this position category.
  
=== Qualifications ===
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*Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field, with 1 year of experience.
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*Experience in C++ and Python programming.
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*Demonstrated experience completing significant technical projects or working on large code bases.
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*Familiarity with Linux.
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*Familiarity with version control and deployment tools, such as git, conda, pip, travis, or similar.
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*Experience designing software architectures.
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*Ability to work on a software engineering team.
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*Responsive to software users and able to translate user needs into concrete software requirements.
  
* Bachelor’s Degree in a technical area such as science, business, or engineering, and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
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Preferred qualifications:
* Exceptional academic credentials and prior experience in positions requiring a high level of responsibility and attention to detail.  
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*Expertise in Python programming.
* Ability to combine scientific, business, and computing skills, including familiarity with Mac OSX applications.  
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*Exceptional quantitative skills.
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*Experience with Unity or Qt.
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*Experience with data analysis.
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*Experience with hardware and electronics.
  
[https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27161 '''Apply online at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27161.''']
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To apply, click [https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Leidy-Laboratories-of-Biology/Application-Developer-B_JR00022995| here]
 
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== Research Specialist ==
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The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a full-time research specialist to assist with NIH-funded studies of human memory processes and how these processes change across the adult lifespan. The project is aimed at using computational models to interpret behavior and neural data both on healthy memory function in young adults and age-related impairments in memory performance. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories and how these processes are affected by aging. For more information about the lab and our projects, please visit http://memory.psych.upenn.edu. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.
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Major responsibilities include managing and expanding a pool of both younger adults (18-30 years) and older adults (60+ years) volunteers; carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings; annotating vocal responses in memory tasks; assisting the research team in processing and analyzing these behavioral and electrophysiological data; supervising a team of undergraduate research assistants; and assisting in general lab administration (grants, progress reports, IRB protocols). This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills. This individual must be able to work independently with limited oversight to maximize the amount of high-quality data collected.
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=== Qualifications ===
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* A Bachelor’s degree
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* 0 to 1 year of research experience relevant to the work being carried out in the computational memory lab, including experience working with research participants in the analysis of experimental data or equivalent combination of education and experience
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[https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27162 '''Apply online at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27162.''']
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== Clinical Research Specialist ==
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The Computational Memory Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring a Clinical Research Specialist to assist in the development of a novel brain stimulation therapy for patients with memory impairment. This full-time position is funded by DARPA as part of the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) project, a flagship neuro-engineering project within President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and software developers to study the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories. The selected candidate will administer memory tests and collect electrophysiological recordings from neurosurgical patients at medical centers in the Philadelphia area. He/she will also interface with research staff at leading neuroscience institutions around the country, coordinate regulatory submissions, process behavioral and electrophysiological data to produce experiment session reports, communicate results to physicians, and perform regular data quality audits. The ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, a passion for advanced cutting-edge medical research and technology development, and some programming experience. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.
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=== Qualifications ===
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*Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred and 3 to 5 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, including: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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*Experience in working with research participants, especially in a clinical setting.
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*Ability to travel 10% of the time.
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*Experience with Python, MATLAB, or other programming languages preferred.
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*Experience with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems preferred.
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*Ability to work flexible hours is required.
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[http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/26250 '''Apply online at http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/26250.''']
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== Clinical Research Assistant ==
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania has an outstanding opportunity for a Clinical Research Assistant.
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For more information on the position and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/21018 -->
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania has an outstanding opportunity for a Scientific Programmer.
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For more information on the position and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu:80/postings/19734-->
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<!--== Digital Media Design (Undergraduate Work-study Position) ==
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The Computational Memory Lab is looking to recruit a DMD student for the 2019 Fall semester to help design UNITY-based memory experiments to interface with closed-loop brain stimulation algorithms. Additionally, we are looking for a student who can assist with designing stunning graphical illustrations of scientific findings for inclusion in our lab's research publications. To apply for the position, please send a CV and transcript to Professor Kahana at kahana@psych.upenn.edu using the subject line: "3-D Design”.-->
  
 
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<!--== Research Assistant (Undergraduate Work-Study) ==
 
   
 
   
The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a part-time Research Assistant to assist with federally funded studies of human memory processes and how these processes change across the adult lifespan. The project is aimed at using computational models to interpret behavioral and neural data both on healthy memory function in young adults and age-related impairments in memory performance. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories and how these processes are affected by aging.
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The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with federally funded studies of human memory processes. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories.
  
This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.
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Major responsibilities include carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings and annotating vocal responses in memory tasks. This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This would be an ideal position for a student interested in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.
 
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Major responsibilities include carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings; annotating vocal responses in memory tasks; assisting the research team in processing and analyzing these behavioral and electrophysiological data; supervising a team of undergraduate research assistants; and assisting in general lab administration (grants, progress reports, IRB protocols). This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills. This individual must be able to work independently with limited oversight to maximize the amount of high-quality data collected.
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To apply, submit a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a resume to memorylab@psych.upenn.edu
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== Senior Data Analyst ([http://www.darpa.mil/program/restoring-active-memory DARPA RAM Project]) ==
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The Computational Memory Lab is hiring a Senior Data Analyst. The selected applicant will lead the development of novel machine learning algorithms to decode cognitive states based upon multichannel intracranial time series data from human and nonhuman subjects. He/she will implement dimensionality reduction techniques and evaluate and implement large-scale data processing architectures (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.) to manage the analysis of hundreds of terabytes of neural and behavioral data. He/she will interface with principal investigators and senior research staff at leading neuroscience institutions and medical device companies, and present results to project sponsors. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional statistical and programming skills, and the ability to communicate complex concepts through sophisticated data visualizations.
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'''Required Qualifications'''
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*PhD in computer science, statistics, engineering, neuroscience or directly related quantitative field, or MS with at least 4 years relevant post-graduate experience.
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*Background in machine learning, regression modeling, feature discovery/selection, optimization, exploratory data analysis, data mining, pattern recognition.
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*Experience with the development and implementation of novel machine learning techniques.
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*Experience with Python, C/C++ and object-oriented programming techniques.
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*Experience with scientific computing languages (Python, R, SAS, Matlab).
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*Experience with neural time series analysis.
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*Experience with large-scale data storage processing architectures (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.).
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*Experience with collaborative software development.
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*Experience with Windows, Mac and Linux development environments.
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*Good communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
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[https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/12092 '''Apply online at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/12092''']
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== Senior Scientific Programmer ([http://www.darpa.mil/program/restoring-active-memory DARPA RAM Project]) ==
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The Computational Memory Lab is hiring a Senior Scientific Programmer to lead the development of software tools and computational resources needed to develop a novel brain stimulation therapy for patients with memory impairment. This groundbreaking neuro-engineering project is part of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.
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The selected applicant will lead the development of technical computing software, experimental programming libraries, cluster computing resources, and data transfer protocols. He/she will interface with senior research staff at multiple institutions and equipment vendors, and lead the development of a real-time system for closed-loop brain recording and stimulation, with high data acquisition and computational loads and low-latency requirements. He/she will manage the configuration of the closed-loop brain recording and stimulation system, including system updates and technical support to multiple clinical sites. Finally, he/she will lead the development and maintenance of systems to transfer experimental data from clinical sites to a centralized server. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional system development skills, past experience in mathematical programming, and the ability to develop and enhance a hybrid system implemented in multiple computer languages.
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*Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years relevant experience or Master’s degree with at least 3 years relevant experience
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*Proficiency with C/C++ and Python
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*Experience with scientific / statistical computing techniques and languages (MATLAB, SciPy, NumPy, etc.)
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*Experience with Windows, Mac or Linux or Unix development environments
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*PhD in computer science, neuroscience, bioengineering, mathematics or physics
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*Experience with real-time computing and threading
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*Experience working in a fast-paced collaborative software development setting
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[http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/11057 '''Apply online at http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/11057.''']
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== Scientific Software Developer ([http://www.darpa.mil/program/restoring-active-memory DARPA RAM Project]) ==
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This position is responsible for developing and maintaining state-of-the-art tools to conduct human memory experiments and to develop new therapies to treat memory disorders. You will be responsible for the development and testing of experimental programming libraries, and data analysis of large neurophysiology data sets. You will integrate applications with other system components, create system and user-level documentation, and develop architectures to store and analyze large data sets. The position will be supervised by the project director and will interface extensively with project scientists, engineers and clinicians.
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*Experience with Python, Matlab, or C/C++ required.
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*Ability to implement, understand, and maintain mathematical and scientific codes.
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*Master’s or PhD in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or other scientific field preferred.
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*Experience with Big Data technologies, including Hadoop and Spark. SQL database programming.
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*Developing or maintaining public software libraries.
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*Identifying technical and algorithmic needs for research teams.
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*Software engineering, including algorithms, design, data structures, and object-oriented techniques.
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[http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/10538 '''Apply online at http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/10538.''']
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== Research Specialist A ==
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a full-time research specialist for aresearch
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and development project. The project is aimed at producing cognitive enhancement through brain stimulation. The successful applicant will join a team of research
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scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories, and whether memory can be enhanced or attenuated by stimulation.
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This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in engineering (especially bio/biomedical), medicine, psychology,
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neuroscience, or cognitive science.
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Major responsibilities include carrying out experiments on human memory with neurosurgical patients who are undergoing long term monitoring with implanted
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electrodes; carrying out experiments on patients and healthy volunteers using scalp EEG; assisting the research team in processing and analyzing these behavioral and
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electrophysiological data; and assisting in general lab administration (grants, progress reports, IRB protocols). This position requires an individual who possesses
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excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills. This individual must be able to work independently (and alongside clinical personnel) with limited
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oversight to ensure that as much high-quality data is collected from each patient as possible.
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A 2-3 year minimum commitment is desired.
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*Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Psychology, Neuroscience, Pre-Med, or related field.
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*Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills.
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*Ability to work independently (and alongside clinical professionals) with limited oversight to ensure that high-quality data is collected.
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Latest revision as of 20:38, 11 September 2020

The Computational Memory Lab is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Research Project Manager

The computational memory lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a talented scientific project manager to help lead a multi-center team in carrying out research on the use of brain stimulation to study brain networks underlying cognitive functions and to help create neuromodulation therapies that will someday help restore memory function in patients who have suffered brain injuries. This position requires a unique combination of leadership / teaming skills and technical expertise in the fields of neuroscience and/or bioengineering.

The project manager will supervise a staff of full-time research specialists and software developers, and assist them in carrying out this federally-funded BRAIN initiative project. The successful applicant will enjoy leading a dedicated and hardworking team whose hub is at the University of Pennsylvania but that includes researchers at leading institutions around the world. Applicants should possess an exceptional academic background, including at least some coursework in computer science/engineering/ mathematics, and should also have experience in managing projects that involved supervisory experience. This position is contingent upon funding.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or related field
  • 3-5 years of research experience, ideally in a setting of high-volume data collection and quantitative analysis
  • Experience with clinical and/or research electrophysiology systems (scalp EEG, intracranial EEG, human single unit recordings)
  • Strong neuroscience/neuroanatomy background knowledge
  • Experience with scientific/statistical computing techniques and languages (MATLAB, R, Python/SciPy, or similar)
  • Strong communication skills, including written/spoken presentations (including technical details), training, formal e-mail correspondence, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills

To apply, click | here

Research Specialist

The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a research specialist to assist with a multicenter project aimed at identifying patterns of brain activity that predict when memory will succeed or fail, and using these patterns to guide closed-loop stimulation protocols aimed at boosting memory in patients with brain injury or neurological disease. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers to carry out research under several federally funded grants. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, a sound foundation of technical skills and a strong desire to further build those skills during their tenure in the lab, and a passion for research aimed at understanding the neural basis of human memory. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing future graduate training in cognitive/systems/computational neuroscience or bioengineering, and provides an excellent opportunity to work with clinical researchers, neurologists, and neurosurgeons at top medical research centers across the country. The position requires familiarity with Python, MATLAB, or similar programming languages, and comfort working in a Unix environment. Exceptional candidates will have experience in data analysis and programming and a strong record of academic achievement. A 2-year commitment is expected. Position is contingent on continued funding. Please see http://memory.psych.upenn.edu for more information about the lab and its projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, bioengineering, or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with human subjects research, especially in a clinical setting.
  • Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time and work flexible hours as needed.
  • A two-year commitment is desired.

To apply, click here


Software Engineer

This work will include the rapid and flexible development of new experiments in human memory, as well as critical improvements to existing programs and libraries. The candidate is expected to coordinate with a team of cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and engineers on multiple projects involving brain stimulation to boost human cognitive abilities, online experiments of human memory, and computational cluster analyses of EEG data from human participants. Active coordination is expected with the systems development team to design systems, develop plans and testing procedures, and prepare releases. Other responsibilities may include resolving systems administration issues, file server and web system issues, and computer cluster issues. Additional projects may include analysis of collected data and simulations of human memory processes in computer models of memory.

The position is planned as temporarily remote, with an expectation of on-site presence at the University of Pennsylvania upon resumption of on-site activities for this position category.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field, with 1 year of experience.
  • Experience in C++ and Python programming.
  • Demonstrated experience completing significant technical projects or working on large code bases.
  • Familiarity with Linux.
  • Familiarity with version control and deployment tools, such as git, conda, pip, travis, or similar.
  • Experience designing software architectures.
  • Ability to work on a software engineering team.
  • Responsive to software users and able to translate user needs into concrete software requirements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in Python programming.
  • Exceptional quantitative skills.
  • Experience with Unity or Qt.
  • Experience with data analysis.
  • Experience with hardware and electronics.

To apply, click here



For more information on our research, please click here. For more information on Penn's salary structure, click here.