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The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Princeton University is seeking a full-time (term appointment) research specialist, to work under the supervision of Dr. Jose Avalos. The research specialist must a dedicated team player with several years of lab managerial experience, and interest in learning new techniques. The research specialist will participate in several aspects of research projects involving molecular biology, protein expression, protein purification, and protein crystallography. The research specialist must be able to work in teams and independently, and assist in student training.
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory focused on microbiology. The successful candidate will work with the P.I. and senior lab staff to design and perform experiments.
A full-time technician position is available in the Confocal Imaging Facility (CIF) laboratory in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. The CIF provides support for Princeton University faculty and student research utilizing multiple imaging modalities. This position reports directly to the Facility Director.
The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) at Princeton University is seeking a Research Specialist II to provide data management and statistical programming for the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS). This position will have responsibilities for the continued development of metadata from the study, will provide data support and outreach upon release of data from the Year 15 wave, and undertake programming and survey development tasks in preparation for the Year 22 wave of data collection.
This position will have a significant role in launching a new web-based application of study metadata. The application will allow researchers to access a large repository of data on FFCWS measures through our study website and an API. The Research Specialist will help conduct user-testing, perform quality assurance, as well as code and construct new metadata for updated versions.
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory focused on mammalian developmental genetics and evolution. The successful candidate will manage essential operating procedures for the lab and work with the P.I. to design and perform experiments. Specific duties will include molecular cloning, histology, in situ hybridization, nucleic acid extraction and library preparation, animal work, tissue culture and media preparation, as well as lab maintenance, organization, safety and ordering.
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available with Professor Ilana Witten.
The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with a strong background with optogenetics or electrophysiology, previous research experience in neuroscience, and ideally familiarity with Matlab or Python.
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 satisfactory performance.
The Seung Lab at Princeton University specializes in reconstructing the connections between neurons by analyzing electron microscopic brain images. The lab has received major funding from IARPA to reconstruct the connectome of a cubic millimeter of neocortex. This presents new engineering challenges as the volume is 1000x larger than existing reconstructions. This amounts to a petabyte of image data that must be stored and processed through our artificial intelligence (AI) pipeline and reviewed by human effort.
The lab is looking for an Infrastructure Developer experienced in large scale data storage and data processing systems to help scale the lab’s existing pipeline for this petabyte challenge. This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal based on performance and continued funding.
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Please submit your application online and also email your CV and a longish C++ code sample directly to Prof. Sebastian Seung firstname.lastname@example.org
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist position available to work for the Collaboration on Systems-level Mechanisms in Cognition (CoSMiC). 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 ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed person with previous research experience and animal tissue handling; 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.
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist position available for the Collaboration on Systems-level Mechanisms in Cognition (CoSMiC). 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.
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 likely, based on satisfactory funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a part-time Research Specialist to assist teaching staff with two laboratory courses.
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF) is looking for candidates who will assist a group of Department of Economics faculty members in various aspects of their research. The research projects involve questions relating to macro and finance.
The Witten Lab has an opportunity available for a lab manager to help organize and manage a fast-paced neuroscience research program.
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding.
Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) research program invites outstanding candidates to apply for the position of senior research specialists for the period November 2017-November 2018.
The position is based at Princeton University, with periods of travel ranging from 2 to 4 weeks for a total of roughly 12 weeks overseas in the course of a year. Overseas travel is an essential part of the job. This is a one-year, on-site, term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.
Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) develops case studies of institutional and policy reform. Our case studies serve reformers in developing and fragile states, those who advise them, and scholars of international development.
Each year the program focuses on four public management problems that leaders encounter in building more effective, more accountable government. ISS case studies explore the mechanics of reform to understand how success happens and how obstacles are overcome. Case studies are based on field-based interviews with those responsible for designing and implementing reform, and are written from the reformer’s point-of-view.
Please visit the ISS website at http://www.princeton.edu/successfulsocieties for examples of the program's work.
The lab of Prof. Sebastian Seung in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Computer Science Department at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research assistant whose responsibilities will include the creation and maintenance of computational tools for neural circuit reconstruction.
The position will begin immediately. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.
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 Care 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 Care Technician ensures the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The Animal Care Technician also will work 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 Care 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.
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 Rodent Breeding Technician provides support in all Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Facilities. This position reports directly to the LAR Staff Veterinarian.
The Rodent Breeding Technician performs the following duties, under the supervision and/or direction of LAR veterinarians: perform day-to-day assessement and maintenance of rodent colonies and breeding lines for continuity, time-mating of mice, genotyping, and other related responsibilities for maintenance of transgenic rodent colonies. The Rodent Breeding Technician must have knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in transgenic rodent colony maintenance and breeding.
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position to join the laboratory of Thomas Gregor whose research focuses on the basic physical principles that govern the existence of multicellular life, focusing on embryonic development. We implement state-of-the-art microscopy and microfluidics devices, and make heavy use of tools from molecular biology and genetics. On the theoretical side, we design analytical and numerical models, largely drawn from statistical mechanics ideas, to test and guide our experiments.
*Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package.*
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.
Princeton University seeks a highly motivated, well-qualified individual to serve to help with animal care and behavioral training/testing in the Witten lab. Under the supervision of students and postdocs in the lab, the individual will perform routine and repetitive duties related to the care of laboratory animals including maintaining records and data and assisting with the needs of staff, students and faculty.
The Princeton University Institute for the Science and Technology (PRISM) Micro and Nanofabrication laboratory (MNFL) is looking for qualified candidates with interest in microfabrication and/or nanofabrication process engineering
The MNFL is Princeton’s central, shared use clean room facility and houses a large complement of tools dedicated to hard and soft materials fabrication, packaging and processing across all length scales.