• Research Specialist I/II

    Requisition # 2018-9732
    Date Posted 4 weeks ago(12/21/2018 2:39 PM)
    Princeton Neuroscience Inst
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Name of Lab
    Murthy Lab
  • Overview

    Princeton University's Neuroscience Institute seeks applicants for two Research Specialist positions to join a laboratory whose work focuses on neural mechanisms underlying sensory processing and sensory-driven behaviors in the fruit fly, Drosophila. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual who has a willingness to learn and acquire new skills (and demonstrated track record in learning new techniques).

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


    • assist postdoctoral fellows in the lab on projects related to identifying neurons involved in multisensory integration behaviors; and assist with the anatomical characterization of neural circuits
    • take on an independent project related to multisensory processing in flies
    • perform general lab maintenance duties, including Drosophila genetic experiments and establish and maintain fly stocks



    • Bachelors degree or higher.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well with others.
    • Outstanding references.
    • Willingness to learn and acquire new skills (and demonstrated track record in learning new techniques).
    • Two years minimum prior research experience at a University or Medical School.
    •  Working knowledge of neuroscience.  



    • Basic computer programming skills (in Matlab/Python or equivalent).
    • Experience working with Drosophila and/or performing neural recordings (electrophysiology or imaging) in animals. 


    These positions are subect to the University's bacground 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

    RSP, 020

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required



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