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Human Neurophysiology Researcher
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted 02/07/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Description
Are you interested in applying your knowledge of human neurophysiology to help develop brain machine interfaces? 

Are you motivated by being part of a world-class, multidisciplinary team within an applied research setting? 

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a neurophysiologist with machine learning and signal processing expertise to help us develop state-of-the-art strategies for humans to control wearable systems. You'll join our team of neuroscientists, physicists, electrical and software engineers in our mission to develop the next generation of noninvasive brain-machine interface (BMI) systems. 

As a Human Neurophysiology Researcher...

• Your primary responsibility will be to lead research and development into state-of-the-art real-time decoding strategies for brain-machine interface systems.
• You will develop signal analyses to validate the functionality of novel neural signal acquisition hardware systems.
• You will communicate information about planned experiments and the results of data analyses to internal and external stakeholders and research sponsors.
• You will acquire neural signals and behavioral data from human participants performing cognitive, sensory, and motor tasks.
• You will design and perform novel analyses of neural signals collected during cognitive, sensory, and motor tasks.



 You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

• Have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline.
• Are familiar with brain electrophysiological signal processing and applying machine learning algorithms to neural signals.
• Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Have experience acquiring neural signals and behavioral data from humans.
• Have experience programming in MATLAB, Python, and/or C/C++.

•You are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information.
•Security clearance eligibility requires you to be a U.S. citizen.

You meet our desired qualifications for the job if you...

• Have experience analyzing functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electrocorticographic (ECoG), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), local field potentials (LFPs), and/or spiking neural signals.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 Primary Location *United States-*Maryland-*Laurel

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