Research Specialist I

Requisition # 2022-14495
Date Posted 4 months ago(4/6/2022 11:27 AM)
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Research and Laboratory
Job Type
Name of Lab
Dickerson lab


The Dickerson lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a motivated full-time research assistant. Research in the Dickerson lab is at the interface of neurobiology, biomechanics, and behavior and seeks to understand how mechanosensory input structures locomotor output. The lab studies the flight behavior of the fruit fly, Drosophila, combining the powerful genetic tools available for labeling and manipulating neural circuits with cutting-edge imaging in awake, behaving animals (current site: This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.


Research Specialist responsibilities include fly husbandry and maintenance of fly lines, running genetic crosses, and maintaining laboratory protocols and other lab functions. The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong organizational skills and a keen interest in the lab's research. The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in fly genetics and molecular biology, and to learn about the neuroscience of animal behavior.


Essential Qualifications

B.A. or equivalent majoring in neuroscience, computer science, engineering, or related field. 


Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in Drosophila genetics, fly rearing techniques, experience with fly dissections, confocal imaging

Experience with dissections, molecular techniques common in Drosophila, immunofluorescence, and confocal imaging are highly advantageous.


This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

90 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required




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