Neuralink human trials closer to reality with job posting for clinical trial director

Neuralink is getting closer to testing its brain implant technology on humans with the publishing of a job posting seeking a clinical trial director.

The job posting says the successful applicant will not only be working with “some of the most innovative doctors and top engineers,” but will also be “working with Neuralink’s first Clinical Trial participants!”

According to Bloomberg, which first reported the news, clinical directors are typically hired when companies are beginning the process of communicating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the design of their trials.

This early communication improves the chances the trials will be approved.

As recently as last month at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, Elon Musk has said he hopes to begin implanting chips in human brains this year, after receiving FDA approval.

Neuralink has so far been successful in implanting their chips in the brains of several animals, including a 9-year old Macaque named Pager.

In an impressive demonstration last year, Pager was able to play a game of Pong with just his mind.

You can see the full job posting here.

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