The Borton Lab is an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on the design, development, and deployment of neurotechnology to improve human lives. The Borton Lab consists of roughly 3 postdoctoral fellows, 8 doctoral students, 2 masters students, 3 undergraduates, a staff animal technician, and a laboratory manager. The lab is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (PVAMC) Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN).
The Research Software Engineer (RSE, Neurotechnology)Â will work together with other members of our team and the Brown data science and engineering community to develop and deploy high-quality software packages and software engineering solutions that support Borton Lab researchers and their collaborators. The RSE is expected to be a motivated, agile learner who keeps up-to-date with emerging technologies across a wide range of fields such as scientific programming, web/mobile development, data management, analysis, and visualization. The RSE is expected to quickly become comfortable with best practices in software engineering with a strong emphasis on reproducibility; this includes version control, testing, continuous integration, containerized applications and multiple programming languages for data science and visualization. All members of the Borton Lab are encouraged to take ownership of projects, mentoring of interns, and lead outreach activities to promote the lab.
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This is a three year fixed-term staff position, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding.
The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background:Â
Bachelor's degree with strong computational emphasis (equivalent experience may be an acceptable substitute) plus 1-2 years of experience.
Knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting
Experience with (or interest in learning) mobile application development in support of research on iOS and/or Android platform
High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with strong analytical ability
Versatile, enthusiastic, and eager to learn new skills
Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:
Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, containerization.
Experience with cloud computing software and services
Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains
Interest in UI/UX design
All offers are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification.
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.Â
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Research Software Engineer (Neurotechnology)
School of Engineering
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