Scientific Programmer

at Virginia Tech
Published September 30, 2023
Location Roanoke, United States of America
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description

The Center for Human Neuroscience Research in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC seeks a person to manage and further develop the lab’s neural network models for estimating neuromodulator concentrations from in vivo neurochemical recordings. The successful candidate should have experience with modern programming tools, machine learning, and, in particular, neural networks. This person will work under the direction of Dr. Read Montague, will maintain and implement the lab’s current neural network models, and will participate with other lab members in further developing models for estimating neuromodulator concentrations. The successful candidate will also help with implementing machine learning approaches to other problems arising in the lab.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated programming experience.

Master's degree in a quantitative discipline (mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics) or equivalent education, training or experience.

Demonstrated experience in machine learning and neural networks.

Ability to work independently on multiple deadlines with competing deadlines.

Ability to work effectively with other team members.

Preferred Qualifications

Programming experience in Python, R, Matlab.

Experience using TensorFlow, Keras, and PyTorch.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

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