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Requisition # 2020-11749
Date Posted 4 days ago(5/22/2020 2:44 PM)
The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) at Princeton University is seeking a Research Manager to support atmospheric sensing developments and field deployments. This is a two-year term position with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and continued funding.
Department
Prn Inst F/T Sci & Tech of Mat
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11747
Date Posted 4 days ago(5/22/2020 11:08 AM)
Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist to join the Schultz Teaching Laboratory.
Department
Molecular Biology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Schultz Teaching Lab
Application Deadline
5/29/2020
Requisition # 2020-11743
Date Posted 4 days ago(5/22/2020 10:58 AM)
A Research Specialist is sought to perform nematode transgenics in support of research efforts in the Leifer Lab. The Leifer Lab studies patterns of neural activity that drive behavior in the nematode C. elegans using novel imaging approaches that combine techniques from physics, neuroscience and molecular biology. The Leifer Lab is affiliated with Princeton University’s Department of Physics and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. This position is a term appointment of one year with possibility of renewal contingent on performance and continued funding.
Department
Physics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Leifer Lab
Requisition # 2020-11737
Date Posted 1 week ago(5/18/2020 4:33 PM)
The Princeton Psychology Department invites applications for a Research Specialist to begin in Summer 2020. We are looking for a candidate to help develop an integrated web and mobile platform for large-scale behavioral science research. The ideal candidate will have experience in both psychology and web development, and an interest in combining the two.  This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance.  
Department
Psychology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11715
Date Posted 1 month ago(4/24/2020 4:28 PM)
The Empirical Study of Conflict (ESOC) Project seeks a Research Specialist to provide data science, statistical analysis, and qualitative research support to an interdisciplinary team of researchers. This position is ideal for those with Masters degrees seeking an applied research position as well as exceptional graduating seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in Computational Social Science, Economics, or Political Science after acquiring applied research experience. This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal contingent on performance and continued funding. The position will be based at Princeton University, with the potential for both domestic and international travel if required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and code sample or link to GitHub page online. Candidates should be prepared to submit references, transcripts, and/or writing samples upon request.
Department
Woodrow Wilson School
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11671
Date Posted 2 months ago(4/3/2020 4:36 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 statistics, data science, economics, quantitative social science, and/or computer science. This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal. 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 released. In the coming years, the Eviction Lab will begin several new initiatives, including a Joint Statistical Project with the U.S. Census, involving the merging of over 80 million eviction records with several administrative databases and an analysis of the restricted-use file of the American Housing Survey (2017), which will entail the first estimation of informal evictions in national perspective.We seek self-driven, creative thinkers with strong quantitative skills to assist with research analysis and publication of research findings on housing instability, urban inequality, and public policy. Research assistants will help collect, prepare, and validate data, conduct statistical analysis, and contribute to academic publications. Opportunities for coauthorship are available.Salary is competitive and is benefits-eligible. Applicants should submit a dossier including: (1) a complete vita, (2) a cover letter of interest, (3) names and contact information of up to three persons who can serve as references, (4) a writing sample that includes quantitative analysis. All materials should be submitted as 1 continuous pdf. Materials submitted by regular mail or email will not be accepted.
Department
Sociology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Eviction Lab
Requisition # 2019-11178
Date Posted 2 months ago(3/30/2020 4:05 PM)
The Laboratory Animal Resource (LAR) group at Princeton University is a centralized administrative department reporting to the Dean for Research and is responsible for animal and veterinary care of all research animals at Princeton University. The Animal Technician provides state-of-the art animal care for laboratory animals housed within all facilities. Animal Care Technicians are considered essential services staff. The primary responsibility is to provide animal care to the various laboratory species (rodents, aquatics, and USDA-covered species), the majority will be in the care of rodents. The Animal Technician ensures the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The Animal Technician will work together with other technicians according to a schedule prepared by the LAR Manager and must be willing and able to rotate through all LAR facilities. The Animal Technician ensures the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the LAR management team, PI’s, research staff, students, facility maintenance crews and other support services. This position reports directly to the Facility Manager.
Department
Research Resources
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11641
Date Posted 2 months ago(3/19/2020 10:26 AM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I to join the laboratory of Joshua Rabinowitz. The anticipated start-date is the 25th of May 2020. Our lab aims to obtain a quantitative understanding of metabolism, with the overarching goal of applying this knowledge to the treatment of human disease (cancer, obesity, aging) and the production of biofuels. This is achieved by applying liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy (LC-MS) and isotope tracing, methods in which the lab is a world leader, to yeast, mammalian cells, and animal specimens. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Salary will include the full benefits package.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2020-11481
Date Posted 3 months ago(2/12/2020 10:17 AM)
The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University is looking for a senior research specialist with advanced quantitative methods skills to assist in the development of projects covering a wide range of cutting-edge social science research. Applicants should, at the time of appointment, hold a PhD in statistics or computer science, political science, economics or other social science program or have comparable experience (i.e., a Master’s degree in a data science discipline and relevant work experience). The candidate must have strong programming experience with STATA, R, and Python. Other helpful skills include knowledge of database management software and familiarity with experimental design, causal inference and survey design and implementation.In addition to working with faculty, senior research specialists can also participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including auditing classes, attending seminars, and interacting with the university’s wider social science community.The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.
Department
Politics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11479
Date Posted 3 months ago(2/11/2020 4:16 PM)
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time Research Specialist position. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. This position may be ideal for highly motivated college graduates considering graduate school in psychology or related disciplines.  
Department
Psychology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11462
Date Posted 4 months ago(2/6/2020 11:43 AM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist position available to work for the Brain Registration and Histology Core Facility of BRAIN CoGS (Circuits of coGnitive Systems). 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. This primary responsibility of this position is to provide support for the efforts of multiple laboratories. A principal project is understanding how multiple brain regions work together in working memory and decision-making. This project is part of a collaboration with Carlos Brody, Mark Goldman (UC Davis), Jonathan Pillow, Sebastian Seung, David Tank, Sam Wang, and Ilana Witten. The principal activity is to perform post-experiment alignment and reconstruction of brains from imaging and after physiological experiments. The ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed person with previous research experience in animal tissue handling and microscopy. This person should be comfortable with computer-based analysis and the handling of giga/terabyte-scale data.  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. Applicants should apply online and include a cover letter, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
BRAIN CoGS
Requisition # 2020-11445
Date Posted 4 months ago(2/3/2020 2:54 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for an animal Research Specialist I or II to join the laboratory of Joshua Rabinowitz. The anticipated start-date is the 1st of March 2020 or later. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance. The key role for this position will be managing our animal colonies. Our lab aims to obtain a quantitative understanding of metabolism, with the overarching goal of applying this knowledge to the treatment of human disease (cancer, obesity, aging) and the production of biofuels. In particular, our overall whole-body mammalian objective is to quantitatively measure the organ-specific production and utilization of key nutrients, including fats, sugars, amino acids, energy molecules, and vitamins/cofactors. Thus, allowing quantitative understanding of the metabolic basis for mammalian disease and enable better diagnosis and treatment. This is achieved by applying liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy (LC-MS) and isotope tracing, methods in which the lab is a world leader, to yeast, mammalian cells, and animal specimens.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2020-11420
Date Posted 4 months ago(1/24/2020 4:07 PM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available in the lab of Professor Ilana Witten. The successful applicant will be energetic, self-motivated and detail-oriented, with at least 2 years of experience in a wet lab research setting. 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 continued funding. 
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Witten Lab
Requisition # 2019-11196
Date Posted 6 months ago(11/22/2019 4:49 PM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a Research Specialist II to provide laboratory administration and technical support in our Viral and Genetic Neuroengineering Lab. The research specialist should have strong technical skills, experience with biosafety level 2 (BSL2) cell culture, recombinant virus construction (AAV, Herpesvirus, Lentivirus), fluorescent microscopy, qPCR, cloning, western blot, bacterial transformation and cell transfection.  Responsibilities include help with research on new viral tools, maintaining laboratory stocks, documents, protocols, overseeing equipment use and repair and other lab maintenance as required.  This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Viral and Genetic Neuroengineering Lab
Requisition # 2019-11104
Date Posted 7 months ago(10/31/2019 3:49 PM)
A full-time research specialist position is available in the Neuroscience of Cognitive Control Laboratory led by Jonathan Cohen at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. Research in the lab focuses on the cognitive, computational and neural bases of cognitive control. The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in computational modeling, cognitive psychology and human neuroscience. The successful applicant will be an energetic learner with strong programming abilities and an interest in the lab's research.This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon successful performance.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Cohen Lab
Requisition # 2019-10707
Date Posted 10 months ago(8/9/2019 11:23 AM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Senior Research Specialist position available for theCircuits of coGnitive Systems collaboration (braincogs.org). This 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. Our project, funded by the NIH BRAIN initiative, is a collaboration between the research groups of Carlos Brody, Mark Goldman (UC Davis), Jonathan Pillow, Sebastian Seung, David Tank, Sam Wang, and Ilana Witten.  The primary responsibility of this position is to provide technical support for the custom optical and behavioral instrumentation used within the multiple laboratories in our project. These systems will be used for large scale optical recording and optogenetic perturbation studies on the mechanisms of working memory and decision-making. After proper training, the successful candidate will also be expected to assist other researchers with the usage of several commercial instruments (confocal microscope, light sheet microscopes, slide scanner). Work will be performed in conjunction with the recently established Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics. The successful candidate will work with Bezos Center management and faculty to develop and support the imaging tools and peripheral instrumentation.  This is initially a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, based on satisfactory funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.  A bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field is required. A master's or PhD degree is preferred.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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