We have two open full-time positions
Magnetic Tides is a new biotech company based in Berkeley, CA, created to develop a novel method of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). NIBS provides a safe method to produce transient changes in activity within the human brain. By targeting the stimulation, NIBS offers a powerful research tool to study brain-behavior relationships and, importantly, has been recognized as having tremendous potential as an intervention in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Our new NIBS method emerged from a collaboration between neuroscientists, physicists, and engineers at UC Berkeley. Magnetic Tides was created to develop this technology, initially in research in healthy individuals to define the efficacy of the technology and then to conduct clinical trials in neurological and psychiatric populations.
Based on the promising results observed in our initial studies with this technology, Magnetic Tides has received major funding from the National Institute of Health to support our development plan over the coming years. The work will be conducted in the laboratory of one of the founders at UC Berkeley, allowing the successful candidates to work within an emerging company and university environment.
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Junior Neuroscience Researcher
Position: This individual will play a critical role in organizing research materials, recruiting participants, and conducting experiments with our NIBS technology, including data acquisition and analysis.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, or a related discipline; Computer coding skills and data analysis experience, preferably with MatLab; Experience with research involving human participants. Previous experience with NIBS and/or electrophysiological measurement systems (such as EEG or EMG) are a plus, but not essential.
Professional Competencies: Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; Computer coding and technical skills (Python, Matlab, and/or R); Strong communication skills.
Instrumentation and Control Engineer
Position: We are looking to hire an entry-level instrumentation and control engineer. The applicant will work closely with the Magnetic Tides R&D group, led by the developer of our new NIBS technology. Duties will include electrical and electronic design, hardware building, system control software development, integration of peripheral hardware with our NIBS system and interacting with hardware manufacturers to meet system specifications.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in bioengineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related discipline; Experience in computer coding to control instrumentation; Previous experience in the biomedical field is a plus, but not essential; Experience with instrumentation control using the Matlab Data Acquisition Toolbox or similar coding environment is a plus.
Professional Competencies: MatLab programming experience necessary, C/C++ programming experience desirable, circuit building experience, experience high power current/voltage sources desirable.