Instrumentation Engineer

Requisition # 2023-16877
Date Posted 8 months ago(4/14/2023 2:27 PM)
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Research and Laboratory
Job Type


The Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is a premiere research institute within Princeton University’s campus, dedicated to solving problems at the forefront of neuroscience. Faculty members, research staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate , and undergraduate students work together in a collaborative and creative environment, reflecting Princeton’s reputation for excellence.


We seek an instrumentation engineer who will help design, build and test commercially unavailable instruments for neuroscience research. The engineer will work with PNI principal investigators and other researchers to understand their instrumentation needs, troubleshoot design issues, and then execute a technical plan. The goal is a close collaboration throughout the process, from concept to completion. This individual will also help with repair of existing equipment and coming up with creative solutions to modify existing approaches to suit the changing needs of researchers.


  • Assist PNI researchers in the design, creation, and testing of instruments used in Neuroscience experiments.
  • Assist PNI researchers in the repair of existing equipment and in suggesting alternative means for persistent technical problems.
  • Assist PNI researchers in manufacturing and assembling equipment that is new to the lab but not novel to the field.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 3+ years experience
  • Strong technical and experimental skills

  • CAD/CAM design experience

  • machining, 3D printing and prototyping experience and knowledge

  • electronics and electronic design experience and knowledge

  • Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills are required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in laboratory or project management is desirable.


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


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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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