Staff Scientist

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7111612 (Ref:13214-en_US)

Posted: September 24, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Sheth Lab is looking for a motivated scientist to support research-based data acquisition and analysis in our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) and other future recording facilities. Patients are implanted with intracranial electrodes for diagnostic purposes, providing the opportunity to record neural signals during their stay in the hospital (typically 7 to 10 days). Recordings allow us to study different cognitive processes, including memory, perception, navigation, decision making, and affective processing and will involve patients performing different behavioral tasks and/or receiving neuromodulation. Data are acquired from intracranial EEG electrodes and micro wires (LFP and single neuron activity, respectively). 


Our human neurophysiology group enjoys a high degree of collaborative spirit and camaraderie. The scientific environment within the Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center is first rate. The salary is competitive, as are benefits. The Houston area is extremely liveable, with excellent public and private schooling opportunities for families. It also offers world-class dining, sports, arts, and cultural venues. We invite you to be a part of our internationally recognized program in human neuroscience.

Job Duties

  • Managing EMU operations to optimize data collection, including noise reduction, synchronization between electrophysiology and other modalities (audio, video, biometrics), troubleshooting, configuring hardware and software, and other related items. To this end, the scientist will work closely with PIs, postdocs, research assistants, technologists, and clinicians to ensure the EMU is operating as needed/intended.
  • Interact with industry partners to maintain and expand EMU hardware and software to improve research potential. 
  • Support data acquisition and neuromodulation activities in the EMU.
  • Maintain and expand EMU hardware and software by working with industry partners.
  • Manage neural (EEG + LFP + single neuron), video, audio, and behavioral task data.
  • Improve spike sorting pipeline and apply it on microwire recordings.
  • Debug and improve existing MATLAB/Psychtoolbox task and analysis codes.
  • Troubleshoot EMU hardware and data acquisition.
  • Collaborate with team members regarding requirements, schedules, and activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with clinical epilepsy systems (e.g., Nihon-Koden), research neurophysiology systems (e.g., Blackrock), and stimulation systems (e.g. Blackrock Cerestim) is critical. The ideal candidate will have experience with these systems, ideally in the setting of clinical neurophysiology research.
  • Experience analyzing intracranial neurophysiology data (human preferred).
  • Opportunities for academic contribution (authorship on scientific manuscripts) are available but not mandatory.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7111612 (Ref:13214-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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