Intel Research Scientist Cognitive Neuroscience in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Intel Labs is seeking motivated researcher in the area of computational modeling in Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience research. This is a full-time position with the Brain-Inspired Computing Lab. Researchers within the Brain-Inspired Computing Lab partner with other internal teams and researchers at universities around the world to develop better learning algorithms and technologies that make new computing possible. We research, experiment, and prototype implementations that have an impact on Intel's businesses and customers across a wide range of applications. In this position, you will research, design, and evaluate computational models and agents inspired by neuroscience to meet the lab and Intel's research goals. This requires a strong understanding of state-of-the-art techniques for computational modeling in cognitive and systems neuroscience, and good programming skills. You will use your strong knowledge of scientific principles to suggest and research promising technologies. You will engage in team collaborations and have the ability to work in a demanding team-oriented environment. You are expected to maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, in particular in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, systems neuroscience, cognitive science and/or machine learning, contribute regularly to scientific literature, and maintain strong relationships with key university researchers. You will develop relevant software and hardware technologies with the goal of converting these into products and fueling Intel's growth. You may also participate in the development of intellectual property.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavior skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Requirements:

Must have PhD degree in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a related field.

1+ years of experience with:

  • Research in cognitive and/or systems neuroscience

  • Development of algorithms in any language such as Python, C++, Java, etc.

  • A publication record in the neuroscience and related fields

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with machine learning/deep learning frameworks TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano, etc.

Research experience in the industry including internships.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara

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