[Comp-neuro] Software Engineer position to develop biological neural network modeling tool (SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY)

Salvador Dura salvadordura at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 17:29:05 CET 2017

We are looking for a software engineer to work on NetPyNE, a python package to facilitate the development, parallel simulation and analysis of biological neuronal networks using the NEURON simulator. For more information on the tool see:

- Website with documentation: http://neurosimlab.org/netpyne/ 
- Github: https://github.com/Neurosim-lab/netpyne
- Conference posters: CNS16 and SFN16 

- Design and implementation of new features, maintenance, and debugging of NetPyNE package (including new GUI).
- Providing technical support to lab members developing models using the NEURON simulator and NetPyNE package.
- Writing documentation, attending meetings/conferences, and giving presentations on software package.

- MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline.
- Minimum 5 years experience in full-stack (front-end and back-end) software development (scientific software a plus).
- Expertise with Python; fluency with Linux, Git/Github.
- GUI design/implementation experience is a plus.
- Previous experience in research/academic environment and/or neuroscience background are a plus

- Postdoc-level salary (commensurate with experience)
- Initial contract of 1 year with possibility of extension (depending on performance and budget)
- Become part of the Neurosim lab (http://neurosimlab.org) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center.
- Academic environment with possibility of getting involved in several neuroscience research projects and interacting with 10-15 researchers (graduate students, postdocs and professor).
- Work in New York, a vibrant city with a wide offer of activities (working remotely also a possibility)

To apply please send CV and cover letter to salvadordura at gmail.com and billl at neurosim.downstate.edu
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