Full-Time

Koniku is seeking a talented scientist to lead the development of next generation koniku kores. This leadership role is guided by the question: “How do we realistically shift more work to existing neural circuits, ready to ship in a few weeks?”.You will develop creative, small neural circuits in silicon which can be realistically verified by our proprietary wetware platform — koniku kore. You will also develop safe stimulation, encoding and decoding protocols for neurons in vitro.

The ideal candidate is a sharp pragmatic individual, grounded in experimental data with a strong publication record that reflects an articulate person with a bold vision. You will expected to contribute to building a community around your tools, build and maintain collaborations with Academia. A PhD in computational neuroscience or neuroinformatics with a highly regarded research group or PI and a strong publication record is mandatory.

Detailed Job Description

  • Propose new circuits to engineering team. Developing coding mechanisms
    from sensors to the kore.
  • Design stimulation sequences for neural circuits or neural populations
    in the kore.
  • Develop tools for the user community. Guide talented neurogrammers
    within our outreach program. In addition, keep links with academia
    vibrant as we as advice or hire talent to expand on the team as
    required.

Experience and Additional Qualifications

    • Deep and demonstrable experience with the neuron simulation
      environment or similar.
    • Previous hands on experimental work in vivo and/or in vitro
      neurophysiology is a solid asset
    • Excellent programming skills in Python, Matlab, Statistical Analysis &
      Related Packages and other open tools in neuro simulations. Reports
      directly to CEO.

    Additional Requirements

    • Willing to work overtime and weekends as needed is a must.
    • To conform to ITAR regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen,
      lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined
      by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required
      authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

    Note that Koniku is an Equal Opportunity Employer; We hire for individual competence, retain on results, advance for excellence — no exceptions.

    Please send application materials to cv@koniku.io. We are especially keen on examples of previous side projects or main body of work which demonstrate your interests and commitment.

Be Part of the Revolution!

Next program starts Winter 2017. Applications due September 30th!