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Requisition # 2024-19205
Date Posted 18 hours ago(5/28/2024 11:57 AM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I to join the laboratory of Professor Coleen Murphy. Professor Murphy’s research is centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging, using the model system C. elegans as well as mammalian tissue culture. Projects will involve exploring the genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and biochemistry of C. elegans and using mammalian cells to dissect conserved genetic mechanisms and carry out small molecule screens. Salary will include the full benefits package. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Murphy
Requisition # 2024-19171
Date Posted 6 days ago(5/23/2024 4:48 PM)
The Department of Sociology at Princeton University seeks applicants for a full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant position in the Eviction Lab. Successful candidates will have a background in computer science, statistics, data science, economics, and/or quantitative social science. The Eviction Lab at Princeton University is an interdisciplinary and multi-generational research team who has built the first-ever national database of evictions in America. We have validated, mapped, and published our data through an interactive website (evictionlab.org). The Eviction Lab is currently working on a large number of studies on the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing displacement. Research assistants will have access to novel and very large datasets not publicly...
Department
Sociology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-19136
Date Posted 1 week ago(5/20/2024 12:48 PM)
The Kocher Lab at Princeton is looking for a Research Specialist II to help us study the mechanisms that shape variation in social behavior. The Kocher Lab udies how genes and environment interact to generate behavioral variation. We often compare the genomes and the brains of social and solitary bee species to better understand how the ‘social brain’ develops and evolves. More information can be found here: www.kocherlab.com.We are looking for a motivated individual with experience in molecular biology and cell culture to pilot new methods in bees. Under general supervision, the ideal candidate with pilot and troubleshoot new lab protocols, and collect, verify, record, and compile data and information in support of their designated research projects. The candidate must be comfortable...
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-19108
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(5/16/2024 8:43 AM)
The Campbell-Staton laboratory in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University seeks a Research Specialist. The Campbell-Staton lab' s research interests include the genetic, regulatory and physiological basis of rapid evolutionary adaptation, often in response to anthropogenic change.The responsibilities of the Research Specialist I will include: Animal husbandry and experiments with live animals such as performance assays, respirometry etc; Lab work such as DNA and RNA extraction, QC and library preps as well as basic computational analyses of genomic sequencing data; assisting lab members on specific research projects involving genetic, physiological, and molecular studies; assist in various aspects of the lab's daily operations such as monitoring and...
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-19032
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(5/6/2024 9:04 AM)
We are seeking an experienced researcher and clinical coordinator for the Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive Neuroscience. The position involves recruiting participants with mental health conditions, as well as healthy controls, for behavioral studies; administering clinical assessments, cognitive batteries and self report instruments to the study participants and running the behavioral tasks. Additional responsibilities include working with researchers at Princeton and Rutgers to identify and design new studies that could be run at the Center, writing and updating study protocols for these studies for review by the Instititutional Review Board, and coordinating the Center seminar series and workshops. This is a 1-yr term position with the possiblity of renewal...
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
Application Deadline
5/9/2024
Requisition # 2024-19031
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(5/6/2024 9:02 AM)
The Dickerson lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a motivated full-time research assistant. Research in the Dickerson lab is at the interface of neurobiology, biomechanics, and behavior and seeks to understand how mechanosensory input structures locomotor output. The lab studies the flight behavior of the fruit fly, Drosophila, combining the powerful genetic tools available for labeling and manipulating neural circuits with cutting-edge imaging in awake, behaving animals (https://dickersonlab.princeton.edu/).The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong organizational skills and a keen interest in the lab's research. The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in fly genetics and molecular...
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Dickerson Lab
Application Deadline
5/9/2024
Requisition # 2024-18839
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/9/2024 9:53 AM)
A full-time Research Specialist I/II position is available in the Flow Cytometry Resource Facility (FCRF) laboratory in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. The FCRF provides support for Princeton University faculty and student research utilizing state-of-the-art flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) techniques and instrumentation.  We currently support over 40 Principal Investigator labs on campus and over 160 researchers working with a wide variety of model systems and assays that represent research areas that include immunology, cancer biology, neuroscience, virology, microbiology and more.   Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm.  Please note that this position may require some flexibility of working hours, including occasional...
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18835
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/9/2024 9:52 AM)
Princeton University's Neuroscience Institute seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position with a background in experimental rodent research to join a laboratory whose new work focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying social interactions in mus musculus. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual who has a willingness to learn and acquire new laboratory and computational skills (and a demonstrated track record in learning new techniques). This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Murthy Lab
Requisition # 2024-18822
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/3/2024 3:47 PM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Data Analyst position available in the Brain Registration and Histology Core Facility of 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. BRAIN CoGS is a collaboration between the labs of Carlos Brody, Mark Goldman (UC Davis), Jonathan Pillow, Sebastian Seung, David Tank, Sam Wang, and Ilana Witten.The individual in this role will support BRAIN CoGS laboratories as a data analyst. They will collaborate with graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and software developers in the participating laboratories regarding experimental design, acquisition of histological and...
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
BRAIN CoGS
Requisition # 2024-18809
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/2/2024 10:35 AM)
The Krienen lab in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (krienenlab.org) is seeking a bright and motivatedfull-time research specialist. Research in the lab focuses on understanding genetic influences that shape the development and evolution of the mammalian brain. Research Specialist responsibilities include using and developing cutting edge technologies such as cellular barcoding and single cell genomics as part of an international consortium to comprehensively map cell types in mammalian brains. This position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in neurobiology, genomics-based technology development and computational analysis. This is a one-year term position (with the possibility of renewal); preference is given to candidates who can commit to at...
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Krienen Lab
Requisition # 2024-18808
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/2/2024 10:34 AM)
The primary role of the research specialist will be to assist graduate students and post-doctoral researchers within the Neuroscience of Attention & Perception Laboratory (NAPL) on non-human primate (NHP) studies investigating neural mechanisms of cognition. The research specialist will work alongside fellow lab members to implement a variety of research modalities, including the monitoring of behavior, electrophysiological recordings, micro-stimulation, pharmacological manipulations, optogenetics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The position involves regular interaction with laboratory research animals and requires the candidate become trained on assisting in the management of the NHP colony (in close collaboration with veterinary staff and the lab's NHP manager). Along with...
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Kastner Lab
Requisition # 2024-18806
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/2/2024 9:38 AM)
The Krienen lab (krienenlab.org) at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a skilled bioinformatician to contribute to single cell genomics-based projects. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group and support a wide variety of projects conducting cutting-edge research on the molecular, cellular, and neurobiological mechanisms of brain development, evolution, and disorders. In this position, you will be an integral member of projects focused on single cell genomics. Your role will be to provide computational expertise in algorithm development, selection, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code. If you have a strong background in scientific programming, academic research, and an interest in neuroscience and genomics, you have...
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Krienen Lab
Requisition # 2024-18798
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/1/2024 1:49 PM)
The laboratory seeks a full-time Research Specialist I/II who will join a vibrant team that aims to understand the structure and function of pyrenoid, the algal CO2-concentrating organelle, and to engineer a minimal functional pyrenoid into plants to increase yields.  Photosynthetic organisms, our planet's greatest chemists, form the foundations for human health by providing us with food, fuel, materials and drugs. Yet, our understanding of these organisms is in its infancy. The Jonikas laboratory aims to enable advances in sustainability by developing transformative tools and resources for photosynthetic organisms.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Jonikas Lab
Requisition # 2024-18755
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/1/2024 1:11 PM)
The Research Program in Development Economics (RPDE) part of the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University seeks one experienced Professional Specialist/Research and Policy Manager who will support research and policy activities of senior faculty Pascaline Dupas, Seema Jayachandran, and other affiliated faculty. The center faculty conduct research in economics, with a strong policy focus. Current research interests of the group include health; education; gender inequality and gender-based violence; the environment; and how political and social institutions shape individual behavior. This is a one-year term, benefits-eligible position with a possibility of renewal. 
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18758
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/1/2024 1:07 PM)
The Research Program in Development Economics (RPDE) part of the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University seeks one experienced Research Coordinator who will provide research management for senior faculty Pascaline Dupas, Seema Jayachandran, and other affiliated faculty. The center faculty conduct research in economics, with a strong policy focus. Current research interests of the group include health; education; gender inequality and gender-based violence; the environment; and how political and social institutions shape individual behavior. This is a one-year term, benefits-eligible position with a possibility of renewal. 
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Administrative Support
Requisition # 2024-18789
Date Posted 2 months ago(3/29/2024 10:05 AM)
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks a Research Specialist I/II to join the teaching lab group, supporting EEB undergraduate courses. The Research Specialist will be part of a 3-person Teaching Lab team and will be trained in lab-specific techniques and protocols by other team members. This position supports faculty instructors and graduate AIs in teaching udergraduates in the EEB department's large-enrollment introductory biology course, as well as upper-level EEB lab courses. The ideal candidate enjoys a challenging position, is a detail-oriented person accustomed to problemsolving, brings intellectual curiosity to their endeavors, and can work independently as well as collaboratively. The appointment is for one year, with possibility for renewal based on...
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18759
Date Posted 2 months ago(3/26/2024 2:23 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I to join the laboratory of Joshua Rabinowitz. Our lab aims to obtain a quantitative understanding of metabolism in eukaryotes ranging from yeasts to mice. More specifically, our bioenergy-oriented goal is to identify and understand metabolic regulation in model and non-model yeasts, with the overarching goal of applying this knowledge to guide rational metabolic engineering design for biofuel production. Discoveries on novel metabolic pathway regulation are made initially by carefully designed isotope-tracing experiments, in which the lab is a world leader, and followed by validation with a few biochemical and genetic approaches. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility...
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2024-18691
Date Posted 3 months ago(3/13/2024 10:40 AM)
The Lynch Lab is seeking a highly organized and motivated Lab Manager for a full-time position within the Ludwig Princeton Branch. Our lab aims to establish a mechanistic understanding of how diet, obesity and systemic metabolism impact the immune system and ability of the immune system to detect and kill cancer. Reciprocally, we study how the immune system influences whole body metabolism. We foster an inspiring, diverse and collaborative lab environment that values and supports each other, makes science enjoyable, and fosters growth to become a better scientist. We welcome applicants who share our collaborative philosophy and enjoy working in a team-orientated setting. Attention to detail, precision, good record keeping, organization, time-management and communication skills are...
Department
Ludwig Princeton Branch
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Lynch Lab
Requisition # 2024-18565
Date Posted 3 months ago(2/20/2024 9:33 AM)
Petascale EM Imaging Specialist The Princeton Neuroscience Institute is searching for an accomplished scientist to lead acquisitions of petascale image datasets via volume electron microscopy (EM). The Institute is the only site in the world hosting beam deflection transmission EM and multibeam scanning EM instruments, both of which have sufficient throughput for petascale connectomics. The Institute leads the FlyWire Consortium, which in 2023 released the first connectome of an adult brain, that of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The Institute is a key performer in the NIH BRAIN CONNECTS program, which aims to scale connectomics up to the whole mouse brain.  
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Seung Lab
Requisition # 2024-18485
Date Posted 3 months ago(2/16/2024 4:59 PM)
The Industrial Relations Section (IRS) at Princeton University is seeking a Research and Data Manager to coordinate the IRS's research activities.  The IRS, established in 1922, is a research and instructional center within the Princeton Economics Department that houses approximately 40 faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting researchers who are carrying out research in labor economics, public policy, and related areas. The Research and Data Manager provides both research and data systems coordination for IRS research activities involving faculty, graduate students, and research assistants. The Research and Data Manager possesses both advanced analytical research experience as well as the technical skills needed to work effectively with Linux and Windows...
Department
Industrial Relations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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