Neural Signal Processing Researcher
JHU APL's Research & Exploratory Development Department (REDD) recently stood-up a new technical group, the Intelligent Systems Group (ISG). The ISG is a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on developing the next generation of intelligent systems for the U.S. Government. The current emphasis of the ISG is on applied neuroscience, machine learning, robotics, and autonomy. The ISG is seeking a Neural Signal Processing Researcher to lead and support applied neuroscience research efforts. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a national leader in scientific research and development. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Neural Signal Processing Researcher will lead and support applied neuroscience research efforts that utilize neural interfacing paradigms (e.g., MEA, ECoG, EEG, fMRI) as enabling technologies for human-computer interactions and human-machine systems. Support research in brain computer interfacing, neurally integrated intelligent systems, and computational neuroscience.
1) Lead and support efforts to develop new and implement existing experimental protocols utilizing neural signal and neuroimaging acquisition methods (e.g. ECoG, MEA, EEG, fMRI, fNIRS). Maintain human subjects training certification and assist in maintaining and/or modifying materials for the Institutional Review Board (IRB). (30%)
2) Acquire neural signal, neuroimaging, and biometric data from human subjects in various testing models, design and implement data preprocessing and analysis routines, interpret and analyze signal data utilizing statistical and machine learning methods, and form conclusions. (30%)
4) Support research and investigation into computational neuroscience efforts, connectomics, neural connectivity, and neuromimetic algorithms. (30%)
5) Write scientific manuscripts and whitepapers summarizing results for conferences and peer review journals. (10%)
Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.
*PhD in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent.
*Demonstrated ability in developing machine learning algorithms and neural signal processing tools using Matlab, Python and/or C/C .
*Experience in designing and conducting neural interfacing and neuroimaging experiments using various acquisition devices such as ECoG, MEA, EEG, fMRI, and fNIRS.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Ability to articulate complex technical issues effectively and appropriately for a wide range of audiences.
*Extensive experience with human subjects testing.
*Expertise in the design, development and implementation of neural signal acquisition and behavioral and neuroimaging paradigms.
*Expertise in the design, development and implementation of neural signal and image processing algorithms/systems.
*Experience in developing neural models and connectivity models, machine learning algorithms, and utilization of signal processing tools such as MATLAB, Python, C#/C /C.
Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at ****Equal Employment Opportunity:
Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.