Software Lead for Stanford’s Neurogrid Project
Brains in Silicon Lab / Clark Center / Bio-X

Stanford’s Department of Bioengineering seeks to hire a software engineer or computational scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Kwabena Boahen to lead the software thrust of the lab’s NIH-funded Neurogrid project. The project’s goal is to make it easy and affordable for neuroscientists to perform simulations at a scale that can link cellular-level mechanisms to the system-level functions that they enable, thereby accelerating progress in brain research. You will join the team designing and building Neurogrid, a specialized hardware platform that will emulate (simulate in real-time) a million neurons in the cortex, together with an extensible graphical user interface and scripting language for (re)configuring the neurons’ properties and visualizing their activity. Achieving seamless software-hardware interoperation will require the software and hardware thrusts to collaborate closely.
Qualifications: BS in Computer Science (or related discipline) and at least four years experience as a software engineer is required. A MS or PhD in the sciences or engineering is preferred. A background in professional scientific computing with specific expertise in human-computer interaction is a strong plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential for this collaborative project.
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