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BCI Research Assistant



Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

The Brain-Computer Interface team is responsible for delivering a product that gives people with paralysis the ability to control computers and phones with their minds at the same speed and functionality level as able-bodied people can. In this role, you’ll collaborate with software engineers, neuroengineers, animal trainers, mechanical engineers, and veterinarians to develop the next-generation human-ready Brain-Computer Interface (BCI).

Job Responsibilities and Description:

  • Run daily sessions with non-human primates (NHPs) and clinical trial participants to test new neural decoding algorithms (30%)
  • Analyze data and drive insights that guide R&D decisions - e.g., behavior, BCI performance, and electrophysiological data (60%)
  • Develop new experimental setups and assist in training NHPs to learn new tasks (10%)
  • Clinical trial sessions might require travel (0-30% of the time)

Key Qualifications:

  • Education in a science-related field (e.g. neuroscience, biology, engineering, physics, software, etc.)
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Experience collecting data
  • Experience coding in Python
  • Experience troubleshooting hardware and/or software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience collecting physiological or other time-series data
  • Experience working with and training animals
  • Experience working with human participants in a medical research setting
  • Experience with psychophysics research
  • Experience collecting data for clinical trials

Pay Transparency:

Based on California law, the following details are for California individuals only:

California base salary range:
$87,105$119,384 USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields.
  • Growth potential. We rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact.
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan; parental leave.
  • Flexible time off + paid holidays.
  • Equity + 401(k) plan.
  • Commuter Benefits.
  • Meals provided.

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview