Research Software Engineer, DiCarlo Lab

Massachusetts, United States
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERMcGovern Institute for Brain Research/Brain and Cognitive Sciences, to support and participate in neuroscience and cognitive science research in the DiCarlo Lab, an MIT laboratory engaged in building data-driven computational models of how the brain accomplishes visual object recognition. Will maintain all software components of the Brain-Score platform--brain benchmarks (data and metrics), candidate models, website, and automated submission platform; support users in the lab and worldwide to contribute new models and new benchmarks; work closely with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on specific research thrusts in the form of new metrics, data, and computational models; develop new features such as live updates on model scoring, incorporating benchmarks from new neural recordings, and preparing the platform for a community-wide competition; and organize, plan, and execute the future of the Brain-Score platform.

The position offers an opportunity to become the engineering lead on this project, including potential manuscript co-authorship. The position is ideal for a someone who is interested in building software systems that enable cutting-edge research in computational neuroscience and in becoming a core member of a leading laboratory.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a B.S. in computer science or related area; five years’ relevant experience; experience building large-scale software systems; skill with Python and Git; strong organizational, communication and time-management skills; self-motivation; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other lab members. 

PREFERRED: experience with pandas or xarray, deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow, and with Django; experience with or interest in (computational) neuroscience; and experience working in a research laboratory. Job #18966

Flexibility of schedule is expected to accommodate research demands.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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