Research Specialist I

Requisition # 2024-18412
Date Posted 3 months ago(1/26/2024 10:58 AM)
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Research and Laboratory
Job Type
Name of Lab
Witten Lab
Application Deadline


he Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available with Professor Ilana Witten.


The successful applicant will be energetic and detail-oriented with at least 2 years of experience in a wet lab research setting.


Applications should include a cover letter indicating why you would like the job and what you will bring to the lab, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.


This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance.


- train mice and rats on operant tasks, perform optogenetic experiments, and histological analysis of brain tissue.

- collaborate with graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows in the lab on various projects related to the neural circuits underlying reward-related behaviors

- possibility of contributing to cellular-resolution imaging experiments 

- other contributions to the lab


Essential Qualifications:

Bachelors degree or equivalent in neuroscience, biology, engineering or a related field is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with Matlab, Python or R for data analysis is ideal.

Research experience involving neuroscience methods is preferred.


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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