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Neuroscientist / Neuroengineer

  • R&D
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

Posted on April 1, 2024

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Axoft is building the most advanced and scalable platform for implantable brain-machine interfaces. Our mission is to enable minimally invasive, long-term stable and ultra-high bandwidth communication with the brain, opening new therapies and treatments against neurological disorders and physical disabilities. We have bridged the gap between electronic and biological materials to create the softest, nanofabricated neural implants in the world. We are now looking to add talented people to the team who are passionate, deliver results, and are committed to finding creative solutions to complex problems. Axoft is looking for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and results in their previous professional, academic and interpersonal experiences and have the skillset that fits this job offer.

Axoft is seeking a motivated and passionate neuroscientist / neuroengineer who thrives to work in a fast-paced research environment. The neuroscientist / neuroengineer will work directly with a team of engineers fabricating novel brain-machine interfaces, perform and analyze neural recordings. Jobs at Axoft are multidisciplinary and depending on the needs you may work on various aspects of the projects, including neural data interpretation, performing surgery on animals, analyzing histological results. We expect the candidate to grow with the company and future responsibility of the neuroscientist / neuroengineer will include orchestrating the in-house animal experiments and collaborating with CROs. As an early-stage company, we are looking for candidates willing to have a strong impact on the company’s development with the opportunity for growth.


About you:

  • You embrace challenges at work, and you enjoy solving complex problems by breaking it down into achievable goals.

  • You are thoughtful and creative, but you are also execution oriented, with a clear focus on delivering a simple, implementable, scalable solution.

  • You love multi-disciplinary environments and thrive when working with various teams of engineers and scientists.

  • You are ingenious and independent but know how to leverage the experience of your team.

Key qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in neurosciences, biomedical engineering or a related field.

  • 3+ years of academic or industry experience working with research animals including, but not limited to, rodents, porcine models, and/or monkey models.

  • Experience in analyzing extracellular electrophysiological neuron recordings captured with microelectrode arrays (e.g. spike detection, spike sorting, ML algorithms).

  • Experience in neural implants surgery, neuromodulation therapies, neuroprosthetics, or other related neurotechnologies.

  • Experience with immune staining, biological imaging, and related data analysis.

  • Proficiency with Matlab, Python or C++

  • Be a dedicated team leader who thrives in a fast-paced, team-focused environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Relevant managerial or leadership experience.

  • Experience developing behavior studies in animal models.

  • Experience with machine learning algorithms to correlate behavior to neural signals

  • Experience in writing surgery protocols.

  • Experience working with animal facilities.

Your responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and report to the executive team about the general progress and strategy for animal studies.

  • Perform and analyze long term electrophysiological recordings on animals.

  • Design behavioral tests for animals.

  • Production of experimental documents, processes, and workflows.

  • Maintain good organizational relationships with other departments and engineering disciplines.

  • Grow into being a future team leader.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work with a team of experts on one of the most exciting problems in the word and change lives.

  • Career growth opportunities that fit your potential.

  • Comprehensive pay with benefits plan including health and dental insurance; parental leave.

  • Flexible paid time off.


Axoft’s ideal team members are people who seek fast-paced, evolving work with bright, thoughtful, and dedicated teammates. We seek and embrace challenges, and we are ultimately focused on improving the health and well-being of people. We believe in producing the highest quality work, and we hold ourselves and each other to high standards of integrity, accountability, growth, and trust.

Axoft provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.