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Inscopix, Inc. Optical Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, California

Inscopix has developed a miniaturized, real-time, brain mapping platform - enabling radically new approaches to understanding the brain. The Company is not only advancing the mechanistic understanding of the brain at the level of neural circuits and networks, but also paving the way for incisive new insights into healthy brain function and next generation diagnostic treatments and therapeutics for brain disorders.

You will be a key member of the R&D Engineering team involved in developing sophisticated, miniaturized opto-mechanical and opto-electronic devices for large-scale observation and modulation of neural circuit activity. You will have the unique opportunity to work and thrive in an interdisciplinary environment of top-notch engineers and neuroscientists.


  • Explore and initiate development of novel methods for use in in vivo brain imaging

  • Design custom optical, mechanical and/or electronic components/systems

  • Bring optical (imaging) systems from concept to prototype

  • Support knowledge transfer to manufacturing

Required experience

  • PhD in Optical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical and Computer engineering and/or Systems engineering with extensive working experience in optical imaging systems

  • 5+ years of experience

  • A creative mind with passion for exploring and developing unconventional imaging techniques

  • Experience with imaging systems design

  • Experience designing optical systems with optical CAD tools (e.g., Zemax, both sequential and non-sequential modes)

  • Ability to independently bring ideas and concepts to a proof-of-concept device and prototype

  • Experience with characterization and testing of optical/imaging systems

  • Proficiency with Python

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desirable experience

  • Optical quality test methods

  • Computational imaging methods

  • Knowledge of fluorescence imaging methods

  • Solidworks

  • Electronics hardware design

How to Apply:

Please forward Cover Letter with Resume.

About Inscopix:

Inscopix is a neurotechnology company developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping. Our vision at Inscopix is to drive new treatments to dramatically improve the health and well-being of people suffering from debilitating brain and nervous system disorders. Inscopix?s flagship products, nVista and nVoke, have been deployed in over 400 research institutions across the world resulting in over 100 top-tier scientific publications and empowering breakthroughs in Alzheimer?s, Parkinson?s, psychiatric disorders, chronic pain, and addiction. Based in Palo Alto, the Inscopix team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, engineering, and data science. Advised and backed by industry luminaries and investors, Inscopix has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and by Deloitte as one of North America?s fastest growing technology companies.

Inscopix is an equal employment opportunity employer.