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Requisition # 2024-18605
Date Posted 3 days ago(4/17/2024 11:34 AM)
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. We are a computational modeling lab that focuses on understanding human learning and decision making, and how they relate to mental health. 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. It is an excellent spring board for someone potentially interested in going to graduate school in this area in the future. 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. This is a one-year position with the possibility (and expectation) of renewal for a second year. Note that unfortunately we cannot extend OPT work visas for a second year, and the aim is for this position to be a two-year position. All applications should include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV, and contact information of two references.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Niv Lab
Requisition # 2024-18903
Date Posted 4 days ago(4/16/2024 12:26 PM)
The lab of Dr. Yael Niv in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology at Princeton University (nivlab.princeton.edu) is seeking a bright and motivated full-time research assistant. Research in the lab focuses on computational modeling of learning and decision making, with a particular focus on mental illness (computational psychiatry). This position will be part of a project on predicting treatment response for people with depression undergoing treatment. The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in computational modeling and experimental analysis, and to gain experience running a large clinical trial. The successful applicant will be detail-oriented and have strong programming abilities, prior research experience with modeling learning data, 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.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Niv Lab
Requisition # 2024-18612
Date Posted 5 days ago(4/15/2024 3:17 PM)
The Gould lab, a neuroscience lab that studies brain plasticity in experimental animals in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, seeks a full-time Research Specialist to assist with on-going experiments. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual with excellent organizational skills and ability to work well with others. The successful candidate will have a willingness to learn and acquire new skills. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon successful performance and continued funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Gould Lab
Requisition # 2024-18887
Date Posted 5 days ago(4/15/2024 9:48 AM)
About the Organization The Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) is a non-partisan research initiative that tracks and mitigates political violence in the United States. BDI supports efforts to grow and build local community resilience through elections and other periods of heightened risk, laying the groundwork for longer-term to bridge the divides we face as a nation. We do this by 1) producing action-oriented and responsive research to fill existing gaps and empower local leaders; 2) enabling cross-sector collaboration, so individuals and organizations are better prepared to mitigate risk and respond to crisis when it does arise; and 3) helping to drive the policy and community response. Over the past four years, BDI played an essential role in supporting a wide range of actors preparing for and responding to political violence and democratic crisis. Our data, analysis, and tools continue to help a diverse coalition of national and local decision-makers better target their interventions. BDI is based at thePrinceton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), co-hosted by theEmpirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC). For more information, please visit our website:https://bridgingdivides.princeton.edu/. Position OverviewA critical part of BDI’s strategy is a functional U.S. “Early Warning, Early Response” effort, which relies on shared information and rapid distribution within and between key sectors of the existing response ecosystem. BDI seeks a full-time, fully remote Early Warning Researcher. They will be a member of the Building and Modeling Structures for Early Warning project, contributing to the production of regular research products, especially via regular OSINT monitoring. The role is envisioned as a one-year minimum engagement, with opportunities for renewal. The Early Warning Researcher will work closely with other members of BDI’s Building and Modeling Structures for Early Warning project team — reporting to the Early Warning Project Manager — as well as with BDI’s research team more broadly. The outcome of your work is reliable and timely monitoring and early warning analysis products, which has proven an essential part of the U.S. early warning infrastructure. Regular reporting, timely issue briefs, and custom memos – drawing on data and collaboration with over a dozen monitoring partners – will provide reliable, trusted, and actionable information to help the entire early warning ecosystem get ahead of and respond to risk.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18839
Date Posted 2 weeks 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 overtime to support research needs.  No weekend hours are required. Work Location: In person, Princeton University main campus, Princeton, NJ.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18835
Date Posted 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 anatomical data, and analysis. The principal activities are to acquire microscopy data sets from neural tissue, and then perform post-experiment alignment, reconstruction, and analysis of the images. 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.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
BRAIN CoGS
Requisition # 2024-18809
Date Posted 3 weeks 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 least 2 years.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Krienen Lab
Requisition # 2024-18808
Date Posted 3 weeks 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 experimentation, the candidate will assist other members in the planning and implementation of surgical procedures, learning relevant techniques and skill sets that complement the research goals of the lab. The position is tailored for a researcher preparing for graduate-level neuroscience research, or post-secondary research experience that builds upon the recent completion of a master's level program in fields such as psychology, neuroscience, or a related field of study. An ideal applicant will have excellent references from their prior superiors, highlighting the candidate's organizational skills, presentation skills, and ability to perform research-related tasks, ranging from experimental design to adherence with institutional compliance standards. This is a 1-yr term position with the anticipation of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Kastner Lab
Requisition # 2024-18806
Date Posted 3 weeks 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 the right skill set to make an immediate impact on multiple high-profile research projects. 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
Krienen Lab
Requisition # 2024-18798
Date Posted 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 satisfactory performance and continued funding. Applications should include a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the job and what you will bring to the position, a CV, and a contact list of at least three potential referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18767
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(3/28/2024 9:16 AM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available in the lab of Professor Ken Norman. The Research Specialist will assist with the design and implementation of cutting-edge data analysis pipelines that use deep learning to reconstruct perceived information from functional MRI in real time. They will also have the opportunity to assist with the design, programming, and execution of other behavioral, EEG, MEG, and fMRI studies, analysis and archiving of data collected from these studies, subject recruitment, and some administrative work. Depending on qualifications/interest, the research specialist may also assist with developing computational models of learning and memory using deep 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 # 2024-18759
Date Posted 4 weeks 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 of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.  Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible. This position offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive suite of benefits.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2024-18696
Date Posted 1 month ago(3/15/2024 4:41 PM)
We are seeking a part-time administrative/research assistant to provide support for Dr. Stacey Sinclair. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in assisting the Professor with various administrative and research tasks, allowing her to focus on other professional responsibilities. The anticipated start date is May 2024 (start date is negotiable). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references. This position is temporary.
Department
Psychology
Job Type
Temporary
Category
Administrative Support
Requisition # 2024-18687
Date Posted 1 month ago(3/14/2024 10:00 AM)
Ellora Derenoncourt (Princeton University), Chi Hyun Kim (University of Bonn), Moritz Kuhn (University of Mannheim), and Moritz Schularick (IfW Kiel, Sciences Po Paris) are seeking one Senior Research Specialist to work on projects on wealth inequality. The main task will be collecting and harmonizing a novel dataset that combines historical and modern data sources on wealth inequality.  The ideal candidate has training in economics and data science, with high interests in economic history. Applicants must have strong programming and quantitative skills. Excellent grades are required, including econometrics or statistics. Previous experience is desirable with empirical research or comparable private-sector work, with preference given to these and related skill sets: coding (especially Stata and Python), advanced econometrics, digitization of archival documents, working with large datasets, and writing research papers.This is a one-year term position. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.  Note that this is a remote position, but the individual must be eligible to work in the US (please see https://www.nber.org/hiring-research-assistant for details with regard to the requirements).
Department
Economics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
4/15/2024
Requisition # 2024-18691
Date Posted 1 month 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 essential. The lab manager will oversee operations for a 12-15 member research group and the work performed by the successful candidate will be central to the core projects of the lab and will result in co-authorship on high impact publications. The responsibility of the position is divided into project management, lab management and mouse colony management. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension.
Department
Ludwig Princeton Branch
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Lynch Lab
Requisition # 2024-18682
Date Posted 1 month ago(3/13/2024 10:38 AM)
Professor Tiago R. Simões seeks a Research Specialist to join his laboratory in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Research in Simões Lab the integrates genomic and phenotypic data from living and fossil species to infer the origin of major groups of vertebrates (with stronger focus in reptiles), their evolutionary relationships, key innovations during major evolutionary transitions, and how these were impacted by climate change across broad taxonomic and time scales. The core responsibilities of the Research Specialist will include: Collection of 2D and 3D morphometric data from extant and fossil species using specimens from natural history collections and CT-scans; Assisting on the production of publication quality figures from the data collected; Processing raw CT-scan data (e.g., production of 3D volume meshes and segmentation); Training of students and postdocs on the utilization of lab equipment (e.g., stereomicroscopes with Z-stacking, CT-scanner, etc.); Assisting lab members on their specific research projects; Optimization of laboratory workspace and workflow; Data entry and curation of long-term datasets and supervision of technical aspects of undergraduate projects.
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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