• Technical Support Specialist

    Requisition # 2018-9022
    Date Posted 3 days ago(7/13/2018 1:09 PM)
    Department
    Princeton Neuroscience Inst
    Category
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Sr. Research Specialist position available for the Collaboration on Systems-level Mechanisms in Cognition (CoSMiC). This project seeks to understand how multiple brain regions work together to carry out cognitive processing, using mice as a model system for mammalian brain function. Our project, funded by the NIH BRAIN initiative, is a collaboration between the research groups of Carlos Brody, Mark Goldman (UC Davis), Jonathan Pillow, Sebastian Seung, David Tank, Sam Wang, and Ilana Witten.

    Work will be performed in conjunction with the recently established Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics. The successful candidate will work with Bezos Center management and faculty to develop and support the imaging tools and peripheral instrumentation. This is initially a one-year position with the possibility of renewal likely, based on satisfactory funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.

    Responsibilities

    This primary responsibility of this is a position is to provide technical support for the optical and behavioral instrumentation used within the multiple laboratories in our project.

    The principal activity is to assist in the implementation and maintenance of:
    • Two-photon, and three-photon, microscopes for cellular resolution calcium imaging of neural populations.
    • Virtual reality systems for rodents.
    • Wide field fluorescence microscopes for macroscopic imaging of neural dynamics across brain regions.
    • State of the art systems for combined imaging and optogenetic perturbation at cellular resolution.

     

    Microscope and peripheral equipment interfacing with Matlab. Modifications of the software and custom programming

    Qualifications

    Candidates with Master's and PhD levels in a physical science, engineering, neuroscience, or related disciplines will be considered.

    Experience in one or several of the following domains is required: optics, imaging, instrumentation, electronics, Matlab.

    Experience in optical and mechanical design are a plus. C++

     

    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

    Salary Grade

    ASR, 010

    Standard Weekly Hours

    36.25

    Eligible for Overtime

    No

    Benefits Eligible

    Yes

    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

    No

    Physical Capacity Exam Required

    No

    Valid Driver's License Required

    No

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