A Research Specialist position is available in the Pena Lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University. The lab studies the neurobiology between early life stress experiences and depression risk later in life. The research specialist will assist in setting up a new neurobiology lab and perform research with the goal of authoring papers.
The ideal applicant will be detail-oriented and self-motivated with experience handling and genotyping mice, experience in molecular biology techniques, and basic microscopy.
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and performance.
The research specialist will assist in all aspects of opening a new neurobiology lab.
Research tasks: including mouse work, tissue processing, molecular biology techniques, basic microscopy
Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, molecular biology or related field.
Applicants should be extremely organized, have high attention to detail, be able to work independently with some direction, ask questions when necessary, and have an interest in understanding the brain. Enthusiasm to learn is essential, specific prior lab experience is not. Any candidate who can make a case for their background and/or envisioned research contributing to the lab's research program will be given full consideration, and is strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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