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Requisition # 2022-15088
Date Posted 10 hours ago(6/27/2022 10:18 PM)
Reporting to the Director of Advanced Data and Storage Management, this 3-year term position will provide critical development work on the configuration of custom integrations, workflow, and data extraction processes to assist with the implementation of TigerData, a data storage and management system that supports the advancement of research at Princeton University. Understanding the needs of faculty researchers and collaborating with developers in the Princeton University Library (PUL), you will develop processes and tools for metadata entry and management, automated metadata harvesting from common file types and other campus systems, and automation workflows for ensuring smooth transitions between storage stages, including movement of data to publication and long-term archive.  This is a 3-year benefits-eligible term position.
Department
Research Computing
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Requisition # 2022-15066
Date Posted 4 days ago(6/24/2022 4:25 PM)
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is hiring a full-time one year term Research Specialist I position in the teaching lab to support the Fall and Spring semester courses. The Research Specialist will be part of a 3-person Teaching Lab team, and will be trained in lab-specific protocols by other team members. This position can be challenging and requires a detail-oriented person accustomed to problem-solving, and who brings intellectual curiosity as well as standard laboratory technical expertise to the job.
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
9/1/2022
Requisition # 2022-15057
Date Posted 4 days ago(6/24/2022 4:22 PM)
The lab of Dr. Yael Niv at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology at Princeton University (nivlab.princeton.edu) is seeking a bright and motivated full-time lab manager/research assistant. Research in the lab focuses on computational modeling of human learning and behavior, computational psychiatry, and model-driven functional imaging experiments of decision making. The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in computational modeling and experimental analysis, and to learn about the psychology and neuroscience of learning and decision making. The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong and proven programming abilities and a keen interest in the lab's research.  All applications should include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV, and contact information of two references. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal based upon continued funding and performance.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Niv Lab
Requisition # 2022-15077
Date Posted 4 days ago(6/24/2022 4:14 PM)
The Niv Lab is 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 Institutional Review Board, and coordinating the Center seminar series and workshops. This is a one-year term position with the opportunity for extension contingent upon performance and continued funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Niv Lab
Requisition # 2022-15067
Date Posted 7 days ago(6/21/2022 7:25 PM)
The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Princeton University is seeking a full-time (one-year term) lab manager to work in the lab of Dr. Jose Avalos. The lab manager must be a dedicated team player with several years of lab experience, including managerial experience. The lab manager will run daily lab managerial tasks, such as ordering lab supplies, taking care of databases and inventory, preparing culture media, autoclaving materials, overseeing lab operations, and participating/supporting various research projects. The research specialist must be able to work in teams and independently, and assist in student training.  This position is being hired as a one-year term position, but it is possible for renewal depending upon satisfactory performance and funding.
Department
Chemical and Biological Eng
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Avalos Lab
Requisition # 2022-15056
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(6/15/2022 11:50 AM)
The Department of Politics at Princeton University seeks a Senior Research Specialist for a 12-month position to support ongoing research on race and ethnic politics and experimental methods. The research specialist will maintain their own research agenda (approximately 15 hours per week) and work on collaborative projects with faculty affiliated with the newly formed Princeton Research Lab on Politics, Race, and Experimental Methods. In addition, the research specialist will provide mentoring and supervision of graduate and undergraduate researchers affiliated with the lab in a team-based environment. The research specialist will also help to manage data collection efforts, analyze data, and other research-related activities. Administrative duties will include lab management and arranging invitations and travel of external speakers. Finally, the research specialist will be expected to participate in the broader intellectual life of the Politics Department at Princeton University. Expected start date is September 6, 2022. This is initially a one-year position with the potential of renewal up to three years. For best consideration, apply by July 1, 2022. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing fit for the position, CV, the names of three references, graduate transcripts (unofficial is sufficient), a separate statement on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in mentoring, and a solo-authored writing sample. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a virtual interview process.
Department
Politics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-15036
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(6/10/2022 3:39 PM)
The Research Software Engineering (RSE) Group, located institutionally in Princeton Research Computing but extending across campus, is hiring an Associate Director of Research Software Engineering. You will report to the Director of Research Software Engineering for Computational and Data Science, but your area of expertise might range beyond Computational and Data Science. The RSE Group collectively provides computational research expertise to nearly every division at Princeton: Engineering and Applied Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences. The RSE group is a centralized team of software experts focused on improving the quality, performance, and sustainability of Princeton’s computational research software. The group is committed to building collaborative environments that value the best software engineering practices to sharing and applying cross-disciplinary computational techniques in new and emerging areas. In this position, you will build and lead a growing team of Research Software Engineers who provide dedicated expertise to researchers by working alongside them to create the most efficient, scalable, and sustainable research code possible in order to enable new scholarship and scientific advances. You will have the opportunity, and be encouraged, to bring new initiatives, technologies, and/or approaches to the RSE group and Princeton Research Software Community. You will develop strong relationships with new research groups to understand and assess their research needs, determine the appropriate RSE support model, and work to match or recruit researchers with the right competencies and fit to a project. You’ll act as a liaison to each department, overseeing the work of several research software engineers, making sure that each project is benefitting appropriately from the research collaboration and addressing, trouble-shooting, or problem-solving any barriers or roadblocks with RSEs. You will oversee and encourage the professional development of the research software engineers you manage by engaging with the broader research community, and find ways for them to participate in the university either via training workshops, advising, consultation, curricular support, and/or participating in conferences or research groups outside of their immediate team. Finally, as part of the RSE management team, you will contribute to the strategic vision and mission for Research Software Engineering at Princeton. If you have a background in research software development and experience leading teams, you are poised to make an immediate impact on the research software engineering landscape at Princeton. You will collaborate closely with colleagues in Research Computing as well as with leading faculty researchers, student researchers and technical staff in University departments and industry. This role functions within a dynamic, supportive team environment that permits diverse backgrounds to thrive, including those wanting to make a career change and those with non-traditional career tracks, educational paths, or life experiences. If this environment sounds like a strong match, or even an exciting challenge, we encourage you to apply and use your cover letter to explain why you would be a good fit for the role.
Department
Research Computing
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Requisition # 2022-14137
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(6/8/2022 1:40 PM)
The Department of Physics at Princeton University seeks a technical assistant to work on all packaging requirements for the Simons Observatory detectors and readout under the supervision of Professor Suzanne Staggs. Tasks will include inventorying parts, inspecting parts, using automated die bonding to glue silicon chips to silicon wafers, wire bonding (both Al and Au) to interconnect superconducting circuits, other associated assembly and packaging tasks, and quality assurance validation. The successful applicant must be prepared to work effectively with a variety of graduate students and faculty, and be flexible enough to respond to evolving plans as methods are optimized.
Department
Physics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Staggs Lab
Requisition # 2022-14998
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(6/3/2022 5:26 PM)
Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) seeks multiple State Leads to provide oversight and additional coordination in conjunction with BDI management and operations teams. This position will provide additional technical support to ensure continued information flow between monitoring, analysis, and decision makers. In particular, BDI state leads will help explore collaborative options to ensure existing monitoring efforts are successfully integrated into the broader mitigation and resilience environment in their specific state of focus. 
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Bridging Divides Initiative
Requisition # 2022-14950
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(6/2/2022 9:13 AM)
The Department of Sociology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time senior research specialist under the supervision of faculty members in the sociology department (Brandon Stewart), Politics (Jonathan Mummolo), and Computer Science (Olga Russakovsky) in collaboration with a faculty member at UPenn, Wharton (Dean Knox). The successful candidate will take a leadership role in a multi-year project developing tools for analyzing video content generated by police body-worn cameras (BWC) using cutting edge artificial intelligence. The research specialist will help shape the overall development of the project, work closely the PIs and graduate students to formulate and implement manual annotation of BWC footage, help write grants to secure additional funding, and develop the necessary infrastructure for the project. The specialist will take the lead on recruiting and supervising teams of hourly student or temporary workers to perform annotation of the videos and related tasks. There is a possibility of co-authorship on published scholarly work with the PIs. Outstanding performance in this role will lead to opportunities to coauthor scholarly publications. This is a one year term position, with the possibility of a six-month extension. Salary is competitive and position is benefits-eligible. It is expected that work will be done at Princeton University, while following university COVID protocols for in-person work and learning.  Applicants should have a background in quantitative social science, statistics, data science, economics and/or computer science, along with teaching and/or management experience. Applicants should submit a dossier in the Other Documents field, including:1. a cover letter of interest,2. a complete vita,3. names and contact information of up to three persons who can serve as references,4. optionally, a writing sample, code sample, or other relevant work product of interest. All materials should be submitted as one continuous PDF. Materials submitted by regular mail or email will not be accepted.
Department
Sociology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14929
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/27/2022 1:55 PM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available in the lab of Professor Ken Norman. Responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, including designing, programming, and executing behavioral, EEG, ECoG, and fMRI experiments, data analysis, subject recruitment, and some administrative work. The research specialist will be assisting with studies of how episodic memory interacts with other memory systems to support event understanding. Depending on qualifications/interest, the research specialist may also assist with developing computational models of learning and memory using neural networks.  For more information on Professor Norman’s lab, see http://compmem.princeton.edu. Questions should be directed to Professor Norman at knorman@princeton.edu. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Norman Lab
Requisition # 2022-14850
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/19/2022 7:57 PM)
A Research Specialist position is available in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. The Falkner lab (https://www.falknerlab.com/) focuses on neural circuit dynamics in subcortical circuits during social behavior. The successful candidate will manage day-to-day laboratory operations, including routine animals care (e.g. assist lab members with mouse breeding) and work with the researchers to design and perform experiments. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, and hard-working individual. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding availability and performance.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Falkner Lab
Requisition # 2022-14812
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/11/2022 3:12 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Technician (Research Specialist I or II) to provide technical support to the Genomics Core Facility by preparing samples and running the high-throughput sequencers. In addition, the Research Technician will serve as back up to our Loading Dock Attendant when the Attendant is out of the office and provide assistance as needed in the preparation of a variety of microbiological media required for research. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package. The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible. This will be a one-year full-time term position, with the possibility of renewal given satisfactory job performance and continued funding.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Genomics Core Facility
Requisition # 2022-14778
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/10/2022 8:49 PM)
Do you want to help enable and advance groundbreaking academic research? Do you have a background in research and love to write and optimize code? Do you want to support the use and development of software in a centralized high-performance computing environment? Princeton Research Computing, a consortium of campus groups led by the Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering (PICSciE) and the Office of Information Technology’s Research Computing group,is recruiting a full-time research software and programming analyst to join its team. In the Researcher Engagement group, we provide computational expertise to help researchers from all disciplines get work done by removing barriers to success in research. Our group is committed to creating a collaborative environment in which the best software engineering practices are valued, and to sharing and applying cross-disciplinary computational techniques to new and emerging areas.In this position, you will be an integral member of a team focused on supporting the research computing community. You will guide users in their choice of systems, software and programming languages, as well as help users find solutions to their computing research problems. In this work, you will work closely with IT colleagues, and faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers to enable and accelerate their research computing efforts.If you have a strong background in scientific programming or data science, high performance computing, and academic research, you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact on research computing at Princeton. This position reports to the Director of Researcher Engagement. 
Department
Computational Science and Eng
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Application Deadline
10/31/2022
Requisition # 2022-14490
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/5/2022 12:06 PM)
Do you want to help enable and advance groundbreaking neuroscience research through software development? Do you have a background in research but love to write code? Are you looking to apply your scientific programming expertise to a novel set of research problems? Then we are looking for someone like you to join our team of scientists, analysts, and developers in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. The Research Computing group at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics provides computational research expertise and bioinformatics support to multiple labs across a diverse set of disciplines. As an institute-wide team of software experts, we are focused on improving the quality, performance, and sustainability of the Institute’s computational research software. The group is committed to creating collaborative environments in which the best software engineering practices are valued, and to sharing and applying cross-disciplinary computational techniques in new and emerging areas. In this position, you will be an integral member of a neuroscience research team focused on the cutting-edge of transcriptomic and epigenomic research applied to understanding how experience shapes brain development and circuits. Your role will be to provide computational expertise in algorithm development, selection, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code. In addition, you will support other projects in research labs within the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. If you have a strong background in scientific programming, academic research, and an interest in neuroscience and genomics, you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact on multiple high-profile research projects. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on job performance and continued funding.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Academic Administration
Requisition # 2022-14434
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/21/2022 6:14 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position to manage a broad collection of live Drosophila (fruit fly) stocks across multiple research laboratories at the Institute (Prs. Michael Levine, Thomas Gregor, Eric Wieschaus, Gertrud Schüpbach, and Jared Toettcher). This position requires independence and strong organizational skills, as it will entail managing time and resources to successfully maintain this collection – the fruit of decades of work, and a critical resource for current and future research. This position will be essential to supporting cutting-edge research in these labs, which involves a wide array of tools ranging from molecular biology and genetics to genomics and state-of-the-art microscopy. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package. This is an 80% time position, 29 hours/week. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Part-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14495
Date Posted 3 months ago(4/6/2022 11:27 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 (current site: https://www.dickerson.bio.unc.edu). This is a one-year 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
Dickerson lab
Requisition # 2022-14480
Date Posted 3 months ago(4/2/2022 11:16 AM)
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University invites applications for a research technician to work in the Stoddard Lab. The technician will spend several months of the year assisting with ongoing fieldwork on hummingbird color vision. Currently fieldwork takes place at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado. For the remainder of the year, the technician will be based at Princeton University. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting fieldwork in remote conditions, with a strong interest in ornithology, animal color vision, behavioral experiments, using technical optical equipment (LEDs, RFID equipment, cameras), and computer programming. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and data management skills, and should be eager to work as part of a collaborative team. While based at Princeton, the technician will be a core member of the Stoddard Lab and will be responsible for organizing and analyzing field data, operating optical equipment (including cameras and spectrophotometers), training undergraduates and supporting various projects in the lab. The target start date is April or May 2022.The Stoddard Lab uses an interdisciplinary approach to study animal coloration and morphology, with a focus on birds and bird eggs. For recent examples of research conducted by the Stoddard Lab, visit www.marycstoddard.com
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
6/10/2022
Requisition # 2022-14474
Date Posted 3 months ago(4/1/2022 10:40 AM)
We are seeking a highly motivated, adaptable, and curious Research Technician to work in Dr. Bonnie Bassler's laboratory at Princeton University. The Bassler group aims to understand how bacteria communicate and orchestrate group behaviors, including virulence and biofilm formation in pathogens.  Bassler and her team are providing insight into: intra-species, inter-species, and inter-domain communication; population-level cooperation; and the principles underlying signal transduction and information processing at the population and individual cell levels. One objective of Bassler's team is to develop quorum-sensing interference strategies to combat pathogenic bacteria that use this process to regulate virulence. This position is focused on discovery, supporting research projects, and also involves light administrative responsibilities related to lab safety, ordering, and databases. This position will occasionally require flexible hours for time-course experiments. The Research Technician will directly support the science, contribute to manuscripts, and thrive in a supportive, creative, and learning-focused environment.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Bassler Lab
Requisition # 2022-14416
Date Posted 3 months ago(3/25/2022 12:34 PM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available with Professor Ilana Witten. The successful applicant will be energetic and detail-oriented with at least 2 years of experience in a wet lab research setting. Applications should include a cover letter indicating why you would like the job and what you will bring to the lab, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Witten Lab

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