Join the world-class team at MapLight

It’s an unprecedented time to be in neuroscience. Join us as we translate knowledge about brain circuitry into a safer and healthier future.

MapLight boasts competitive traditional benefits such as 401K matching, a flexible vacation policy, weekly lunches, and team building events ranging from sailing excursions to bowling nights. But what truly sets us apart is our culture.

At MapLight, you’ll be part of a cohesive and high-functioning team. Rigorous science, transparency, and integrity guide our decision making. MapLight employees are talented and driven but just as committed to inspiring, mentoring and supporting those around them. We each bring diverse backgrounds and skill sets but all share the ambitious vision to achieve transformative therapeutic breakthroughs. Come join our small but mighty team as we leave our mark on the world, and have fun in the process!

Open Positions

Head of Biologics Discovery

We are seeking a highly motivated Head of Biologics Discovery with expertise in RNA, biologics, gene therapy, and small molecule modalities who will become a key leader of our therapeutic development programs.

Scientist – In Vivo Photometry and Physiology

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist with expertise in optical methods for monitoring and manipulating in vivo neural circuits who will become a key contributor to our discovery team.

Scientist – Optogenetics and Behavioral Pharmacology

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist with expertise in optogenetics and behavioral neuroscience who will become a key contributor to our discovery team.

Research Associate

We are seeking highly motivated research associates with expertise in behavioral neuroscience who will become key contributors to our discovery team.

Other Positions

If you are interested in joining the MapLight team and don’t see a specific role identified here that fits your background, get in touch. We remain interested in elite talent and would like to hear from you. Please complete the General Interest Application below.