NeuroVigil has two remaining summer internships for talented college and graduate students, recent graduates or truly exceptional high school students*. These individuals will have a broad set of computational and/or engineering skills and will be able to work either as a member of a team or individually with supervision on innovative algorithms or electrical designs for a variety of portable electronic devices. Potential projects may include the design and/or integration of particular sensors for the iBrainTM mobile neural monitoring and analytics platform or the online integration of particular filters for the detection of neural patterns representative of intended motor commands for paralyzed or locked-in patients.
The GPAs for this year’s class range from 3.91 to 4+/4 from Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Columbia, Ecole Polytechnique, Princeton and Johns Hopkins but academic distinction is by itself not sufficient to be considered for an internship at NeuroVigil, which has turned down a number of Caltech PhDs and Harvard Summa Cum Laudes. We are looking for exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves at a very early stage, by their intellect, idealism and passion. Previous and current examples include: an Oxford student whose work was on the cover of Science when she was 14 years old; a 15 year old hacker who gained admission at Princeton and Berkeley (full ride) 3 years early; a Stanford student who discovered a new species of Malaria while in high school. Though previous interns came from places like Caltech, Max-Planck and Havard, NeuroVigil is open to receiving applications from lesser known places as well.
Location: San Diego (La Jolla, CA) or NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett Field, CA).
Duration: A three months internship with options for renewal for exceptional interns**, including part-time, and the potential to expand the role significantly after graduation.
Time: June 24th - September 24th.
Salary: This internship will be paid. Details will be provided during interview.
Contact: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by .
About NeuroVigil: Launched in 2007, NeuroVigil is a leader in Neuroengineering and Computational Neuroscience. The company is responsible for the iBrainTM, a New York Times“Innovation that will change your http://www.neurovigil.com” and a CONNECT Most Innovative Product in Life Sciences / Diagnostics and Research. This wireless mobile neural monitoring and analytics platform has been used by the Pharmaceutical industry to non-invasively and remotely monitor neuropathologies as well as the response of drugs affecting the brain. The company also focuses on restoring and enhancing capabilities in individuals affected by neurodegenerative diseases, such as a revolutionary communication system for Stephen Hawking and other ALS sufferers. NeuroVigil offers the opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology in collaboration with leading industry, government, military and academic partners worldwide from the heart of La Jolla Village (just blocks from the Pacific Ocean), or at NeuroVigil’s satellite laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. The Salk/UCSD spinoff was founded and is led by Dr. Philip Low, a Stanford School of Medicine adjunct faculty and MIT Media Lab and Salk Institute affiliate and a current adviser to the White House and the Israeli Government, recognized by The Scientist Magazine as “A Scientist to Watch” and winner of the MIT TR-35 Top Young Innovator Award, the Jacobs-Rady Pioneer Award for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Kavli Brain and Mind Innovative Research Award. Neurovigil won the DFJ Venture Challenge and the UCSD Entrepreneur Challenge and is recognized as one of the Most Innovative Companies in Health Care by the Washington Post and Fast Company alongside other industry leaders including GE and the Cleveland Clinic. NeuroVigil went to market in 2009, is personally backed by Irwin Jacobs, Elon Musk and Fortune 500 companies founders, received the highest startup seed valuation in history and is advised by a plethora of Nobel Laureates as well as Stephen Wolfram and Stephen Hawking. For more information, visit:
*Minimum Requirements to Apply:
- Drive, creativity, critical thinking ability and endurance to apply computational skills and knowledge to solve important, global problems in healthcare and medicine.
- Strong background in: 1) mathematics and physics; 2) CS and/or engineering.
- Excitement to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary startup environment at the interface of Neuroscience and Engineering with a diverse and high-energy team.
- An uncompromising work ethic, character, talent, and drive to positively inspire and influence others.
1. For Computational Neurobiology Internship:
- strong algorithm writing skills and implementation in Matlab and/or Python with exposure or experience in :
- signal processing (Fourier analysis, PCA, ICA, FIR filtering)
- numerical techniques
- basic clustering
- basic machine learning (decision trees, SVM)
- pattern matching and distributions
- fluent in one scripting language or low level language (Python, Perl, Ruby, C)
- Object-oriented programming fluency (Java, C++)
- Full application development experience (SDLC, OS-based considerations, speed/optimization)
- experience with mathematical models of biological process from paper equations to computer simulations and implementation
- experience with custom utility scripts
- experience with the cycle of real-world problem -> math model -> computer model -> parameter test -> real-world prediction -> real-world test
2. For Neuroengineering Internship:
- Engineering design, including prototype development, testing, design integration, and manufacturing.
- Electronic system design, PCB schematic entry & layout, design for manufacturability, and prototyping.
- Analog and digital circuit design, including microcontrollers and signal processing.
- Low-noise circuit design experience, including filter design and shielding.
- Proficiency with PC design & layout software (including Altium).
- Product test strategies and processes, include test software for a manufacturing environment.
- Fluency in C, assembly, or other embedded system firmware languages (e.g., PIC, Arduino).
- Web or mobile app user interface design, including Java, iOS, and Android.
- Fluency in Perl, Python, or Unix shell scripting.
- Bluetooth wireless protocol standards knowledge and experience.
- Solid modeling CAD experience (e.g., Solidworks, AutoCAD, Pro/E) and familiarity with rapid prototyping.
- ISO, FCC, FDA, CE or other regulated industry training and experience.
- HIPAA-compliant software development experience.
- Medical product verification, qualification, and validation experience.