Biosciences Research Scientist

$70,000 - $90,000 yearly
  • SRI International
  • Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • Nov 26, 2019
Full time   Biotech Other Science

Job Description

The Sleep Neurobiology Laboratory has an opening for a Research Scientist with a background in integrative neuroscience and systems neuroscience techniques such as optogenetics, chemogenetics, fiber photometry, electrophysiology, microendoscopy and/or viral tracing of neuroanatomical connections.  The new hire will work with a team of Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Fellows and technical staff to investigate the properties of neuronal cell types involved in sleep/wake control, their interconnections, and their roles in the neural circuits underlying arousal state control and in the sleep disorder narcolepsy.  Opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists involved in drug discovery.


  • D. or M.D. in a biological life science or related discipline with 3-7 years’ post PhD experience
  • Working experience in neuroscience research
  • Experience with use of viral vectors, stereotaxic surgery and optogenetics / chemogenetics / fiber photometry/ neuroanatomy / microendoscopy and/or
  • Experience in brain slice electrophysiology and synaptic physiology
  • Experience with microendoscopy/optical recording of brain activity in vivo a plus
  • Strong data analysis skills and publication record
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines and deliverables
  • Strong commitment to collaborative teamwork
  • Excellent problem solving and experiment managing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in molecular biology and/or virology a plus
  • Strong computer programming a plus

   When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVA Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVA Career Advisor.