Backyard Brains Logo

Neuroscience for Everyone!

+1 (855) GET-SPIKES (855-438-7745)

items ()

BYB Needs You! Seeking Neuroscience Experiment Intern

Neuroscience Experiment Intern Wanted
(Downtown Ann Arbor)

Compensation: $15/hr based on 40-hour work week
Employment type: full-time internship

Backyard Brains is seeking a neuroscience intern to continue ongoing experiments!

-A STEM undergrad, currently taking a break from the classroom. (Recent grad or gap year preferable)
-Passionate about scientific discovery and designing innovative, impactful experiments
-Experienced in or excited by a future of scientific outreach
-Able to guide a project through every step and take initiative when help is needed
-Looking forward to being a Neuroscience ambassador!
-Living in the Ann Arbor area

The Job:
-Develop and run experiments in ongoing research projects that were started during our summer fellowships
-Originate accessible experiment write-ups for use in BYB content channels
-Short-term internship; can last 3-6 months, depending on availability and project.
-Work in our Ann Arbor office during normal business hours (no parking on-site)

Our experiments have been featured in 9 TED talks and numerous popular science TV shows, such as White Rabbit Project and Bill Nye Saves The World. Your work will provide a basis for further research and even be included in peer-reviewed journal articles (authorship!).

To apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter including your research experience (if any) to Tell us why you are interested in applying for an internship at BYB!

We Are:
Backyard Brains is a DIY Neuroscience company devoted to bringing the brain to everyone! Because everyone has a brain, that complex but extremely fascinating puppet master of the body. We need more people interested in studying the brain because 20% of the world will have a neurological disorder… and there are no cures! Historically, you need to be a graduate student with funding at a major university to study the brain, but not any more! Backyard Brains wants to help everyone be a neuroscientist! We provide affordable neuroscience experiment kits for students of all ages to learn (hands-on) about electrophysiology. Now everyone from schoolchildren to grad students and every grade in between can experiment with similar tools used by real neuroscientists worldwide! What will you discover?

Backyard Brains Amazes Neuroscientists at SFN 2019!

SFN 2019 is over. It came and went so quick! But now our, and your, work really gets grooving.

From poster sessions, to chats, to socials, and time well spent at our exhibit(!), we hope everyone who attended enjoyed their time in Chicago! We know we did! And if you didn’t make it out (probably many of you(!)) we have a wonderful retrospect below.

One of the best take-aways from SFN every year is the attendee’s reactions to our science and tools! Everyone should take a quick scroll through our “Citizen-Journalism Scrapbook” – Scientists make great social media advocates, and their enthusiasm for hands-on neuroscience is contagious!

A Scientist’s Social Media Game is FIRE

We captured much of our own adventure on Instagram! And if you haven’t subscribed, definitely give our Insta a follow.

Check out the Insta story here to see a scrapbook of our adventure in Chicago!

Then, not to be outdone, check out the fine citizen-journalism performed by a handful of the 27,000 attendees to SFN 2019.

Some of the highlights? Our Human-Human Interface was a crowd pleaser as always, and we featured a few new demonstrations, including a dramatic new “Brain-Computer Interface” which put one of our Brains in direct control of World of Warcraft!

Attendees walked away with new knowledge and enthusiasm for neuroscience outreach! Our hands-on demos prove that anyone can become a neuroscience educator. Furthermore… it’s not just a nice idea, it’s an urgent need! By inspiring a new generation of neuroscientists, together, we can all work to bring about the Neurorevolution! Thanks SFN, see you next year!

Summer Neuroscience Workshop Empowers Educators to Teach Brain Science!

Recently we hosted a teacher training workshop in San Diego, featuring some of our newest tools and some new pedagogical strategies!

The focus was on the Muscle SpikerBox ProReaction Timer, and Reflex Hammer, which you can see featured in this TEDx Detroit Talk.

We received a lot of great feedback, and as part of our “open-source” nature of our company, we consider it a “Duty to Disclose” some of this feedback! Nothing held back, here is the bad, the good, the ugly, and the good again!