Senior Computational Neuroscientist Data Scientist

Published Nov 23, 2021

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  • Inscopix is looking for a senior data scientist to drive the development and application of computational methods for preclinical research projects related to neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric illnesses. This is an opportunity to do computational neuroscience in an environment that prioritizes supporting you with the right tools, infrastructure, and support for doing science that matters at scale.

    As a senior data scientist, you will work alongside:

    • experimentalists to design studies focused on using Inscopix technology to discover and validate novel neuro-therapeutics.
    • fellow computational neuroscientists to design and develop methods for analyzing and interpreting our large in vivo datasets.
    • data engineers to optimize and harden your algorithms into robust, performant data products that can be executed at scale. 
    • software engineers who will bring your analysis methods to life in intuitive user interfaces and scalable backend compute architectures.


    • collaborate with neuroscientists and engineers to develop innovative analyses of large scale video & time-series data, including calcium imaging and behavioral data. 
    • lead external neuroscience data analysis collaborations in industry and academia.
    • perform and report exploratory analyses on novel and existing algorithms for analysis of high dimensional brain activity and animal behavior datasets. 
    • assist with integration of new data processing algorithms into existing software products.

    We are looking for someone who…

    • has a PhD in computational neuroscience or related field
    • has a strong publication/conference record where major contributions relate to processing, analyzing, and modeling neuroscience research data
    • enjoys working together with experimentalists to design studies and interpret results
    • is excited to work alongside data and software engineers to translate innovative computational methods into robust data products.

    Relevant technologies & subject domains

    • in vivo calcium imaging & related processing and analysis methods
    • supervised and unsupervised models for inferring ethograms from behavior movies. 
    • mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease)
    • manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data in Python (e.g. NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn)
    • applying machine learning and/or deep learning techniques to answer neuroscience questions (e.g. using scikit-learn, statsmodels, Keras, Tensorflow).
    • training and optimizing machine learning models for deployment in customer-facing products.
    • using tools like git to version control & share code.
    • scripting in Unix command line environment


    • Vancouver, BC (remote possible)

    To Apply:

    Please forward cover letter and resume

    About Inscopix:

    Inscopix is a neurotechnology company developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping.  Our vision at Inscopix is to drive new treatments to dramatically improve the health and well-being of people suffering from debilitating brain and nervous system disorders.  Inscopix’s flagship products, nVista and nVoke, have been deployed in over 400 research institutions across the world resulting in over 100 top-tier scientific publications and empowering breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, psychiatric disorders, chronic pain, and addiction.  Based in Palo Alto, the Inscopix team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, engineering, and data science.  Advised and backed by industry luminaries and investors, 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 opportunity employer.

    Inscopix welcomes and values diversity. Since our technology impacts people of different backgrounds, thoughts and beliefs, we feel it’s critical to employ people that reflect the diversity of people our technology is set out to help.  Employment decisions at Inscopix are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, ethnic or national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical or genetic history or any other protected status. Inscopix is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.