• Research Specialist I

    Requisition # 2018-9720
    Date Posted 3 months ago(12/18/2018 3:45 PM)
    Department
    Princeton Neuroscience Inst
    Category
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist position available to work for BRAIN COGS, www.braincogs.org. This multi-laboratory 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.

     

    The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support for the efforts of multiple laboratories. A principal project is understanding how multiple brain regions work together in working memory and decision-making. BRAIN COGS is a collaboration with Carlos Brody, Mark Goldman (UC Davis), Jonathan Pillow, Sebastian Seung, David Tank, Sam Wang, and Ilana Witten.

     

    The ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed person with previous research experience and animal tissue handling. He/she should be comfortable with computer-based analysis and the handling of giga/terabyte-scale data. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.

    Responsibilities

    The principal activity is to perform post-experiment alignment and reconstruction of brains from imaging and after-genetics-experiments. Duties will include:

    • Collaboration with graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows in the participating laboratories to harvest brains after  imaging, optogenetics, or electrophysiology experiments.
    • Clearing (uDISCO), fluorescence labeling, and light-sheet microscopic reconstruction of expression patterns.
    • Computer-based registration of brains using the Allen Brain Atlas.
    • Quantitative analysis of fluorescence signals, including automatic cell recognition using custom Python scripts.

      The principal activity is to perform post-experiment alignment and reconstruction of brains from imaging and after-genetics-experiments. Duties will include:

      • Collaboration with graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows in the participating laboratories to harvest brains after  imaging, optogenetics, or electrophysiology experiments.
      • Clearing (uDISCO), fluorescence labeling, and light-sheet microscopic reconstruction of expression patterns.
      • Computer-based registration of brains using the Allen Brain Atlas.
      • Quantitative analysis of fluorescence signals, including automatic cell recognition using custom Python scripts.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field is required, along with previous research experience. A degree in natural science, engineering, or computing-related field is highly preferred. A master's degree is a plus.

     

    Applicants should apply online and include a cover letter, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees, and also email this information to Sam Wang (sswang@princeton.edu). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

     

    The final candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.

     

     

    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

    RSP, 010

    Standard Weekly Hours

    36.25

    Eligible for Overtime

    Yes

    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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