University of Pennsylvania APPLICATION DEVELOPER B, COMPUTATIONAL MEMORY LAB in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-30502


School Name School of Arts and Sciences

Org Psychology

Posted to the Web 11/28/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade B

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 35

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9 am - 5 pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania ( is hiring an ambitious software developer to work with a team of neuroscientists and engineers to develop brain stimulation devices to boost human cognitive abilities. This position will be focused on the development of memory experiments and spatial navigation games for evaluation human memory in research studies, and on integrating these games with a cutting-edge brain recording and stimulation platform. The selected applicant will additionally maintain and update the software engine for a real-time brain stimulator and the pre- and post-processing software tools and pipelines that facilitate neural data processing and generation of research reports. Other responsibilities include: general lab systems administration, including website, file server and computer cluster. Experience with Python, Unity, C#, and *nix systems is required.


Required Qualifications-A Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience or equivalent. Recent graduates who have completed a complex software project as part of their academic curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply as well.-Python, Unity, and C# experience required.-Ability to work proficiently in Windows, Mac, or *nix development environments (including shell-scripting ability and strong familiarity with UNIX terminal).-Background in collaborative software development, including version control.-Familiarity with research environment.Preferred qualifications-Experience with scientific / statistical computing libraries and languages (SciPy, NumPy, pandas, xarray, MATLAB, R, etc.).-Experience with neural time series analysis.-Good communication, inter-personal, and leadership skills.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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Applicant Documents

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