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

Executive Director – Head of Quality

We are searching for a highly motivated Executive Director – Head of Quality.  Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer, the desired candidate will be responsible for defining and driving the Quality vision and mindset of the company in close collaboration with the executive leadership team.  The candidate will develop and administer MapLight’s clinical quality strategy, global quality system, SOPs and training to ensure organizational compliance with regulatory requirements.  The candidate should be prepared to prioritize and perform key day-to-day deliverables.

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. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team and translate knowledge about brain circuitry into transformative therapies.

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant’s primary responsibilities include ensuring an accurate and timely month-end close. This includes recording journal entries, reconciling accounts and preparing a monthly reporting package. The Senior Accountant will be a key contributor to the financial statement audit and report to the Accounting Manager. MapLight is a small, high-growth private company. The team is structured for fluidity in role responsibilities; making this a great opportunity to gain experience with complex accounting issues, while also mastering the ins and out of our accounting and reporting processes.

Research Associate

The position requires rodent handling, dosing, behavioral characterization and stereotaxic surgery as well as excellent communication and organizational skills in order to effectively drive a significant and complex workload. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team and translate knowledge about brain circuitry into transformative therapies.

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.