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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.
For more information, see
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
A Princeton University Politics professor is seeking an advanced PhD student or PhD for a half-time to full-time Research Associate position. The position provides university staff benefits including health insurance and the opportunity to coauthor.
**This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.**
The laboratory of Thomas Gregor is seeking to an advanced imaging specialist in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. The Gregor lab, housed in Jadwin Hall in the Department of Physics, applies advanced imaging methods and builds custom microscopes to interrogate the mechanisms of molecular development.
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 Neuroscience of Attention & Perception (NA&P) Laboratory (led by Dr. Sabine Kastner) at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, is seeking an experienced research technician to work as a full-time Research Specialist to assist researchers performing non-human primate (NHP) studies. The successful candidate will work in the NHP branch of the laboratory, which studies neural mechanisms of cognition in the primate brain using a wide range of experimental neuroscience techniques, including electrophysiological recordings, micro-stimulation, MR imaging, and behavioral approaches.
We are seeking an extremely motivated candidate who is interested in both animal care and scientific research.
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomicsseeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position to join the laboratory of Mike Levinewhose research focuses on the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in Drosophila melanogaster and Ciona intestinalis. We utilize a wide range of tools from molecular biology and genetics and apply state-of-the-art microscopy in our work.
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.
The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and the Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) are seeking a full-time senior technical support staff. This position will be expected to work closely with students, faculty, research staff and administrative staff from two departments in design and conduct of laboratory experiments for course work in the fields of materials science and chemical engineering. This position will also be responsible for independently troubleshooting repairs and general maintenance (service, cleanliness and operations) for a wide variety of equipment – mechanical and electromechanical in teaching laboratories, academic spaces and in central facilities.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a technical support position in the lab of Professor Edgar Choueiri.
The Department of Politics is seeking applicants for its Emerging Scholars in Political Science (ESPS) program. ESPS participants are hired as predoctoral research specialists on a part-time, benefits-eligible basis.
The goal of the Emerging Scholars in Political Science (ESPS) program is to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in political science.
The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) seeks a Research Specialist to provide a full range of research support, from qualitative case studies to geo-spatial and statistical analysis, for a multi-university team of researchers. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Specialist will analyze and develop data to examine politically motivated violence worldwide and the efficacy of policies to reduce it (including in such countries as Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Iraq, Pakistan, and the Philippines).
This position is ideal for someone with a Master’s degree seeking an applied research position, as well as exceptional graduating seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in Economics or Political Science after acquiring a year or two of research experience.
This is a one-year term position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. online. Upon request, candidates should be prepared to submit references, transcripts, and/or writing samples.
Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a research specialist position to join a laboratory using mammalian cell culture systems to study normal and cancer cell behaviors. The successful candidate will act as lab manager and also carry out an independent research project such as editing genes using the CRISPR/Cas9 system.
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist to act as a lab coordinator, under the supervision of Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will work in the Princeton Baby Lab, and have frequent contact with postdocs, graduate students, senior thesis students, and research assistants, as well as various faculty members including Dr. Lauren Emberson, Dr. Adele Goldberg, and Dr. Uri Hasson. Targeted start date is June 1, 2018.
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist to act as a lab coordinator, under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Emberson. The successful candidate will work in the Princeton Baby Lab, and have frequent contact with co-director Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of projects on perceptual development and learning/memory with infants and young children. The lab employs a variety of research methods including neuroimaging (e.g., fNIRS) as well as behavioral studies (e.g., eye tracking). This will provide hands-on experience working with cutting-edge techniques in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience and in transitioning from undergraduate degree to a competitive graduate program in this area.
The Center for Health and Wellbeing(CHW) at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University fosters research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. The center’s goals are to understand the determinants of health and wellbeing and the role that public policy plays in shaping the quality of people’s lives, and to educate undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to careers in health and health policy.
The Seung Lab at Princeton Neuroscience Institute aims to make discoveries by mapping the brain. The Lab is using high-throughput serial electron microscopy (SEM) to completely image multiple brains and nervous systems of mammalian brains. The massive data sets will be utilized to reconstruct neuronal circuits, ultimately culminating in the complete connectome—or wiring diagram—of the brain. The connectome will provide the most complete anatomical description of a complex nervous system to date in an organism uniquely suited to combine this anatomical information with functional imaging, electrophysiology, quantitative behavioral assays, precise genetic manipulation of identified cell types and computational modeling. Thus we expect these circuit-level reconstructions to inform specific biological experiments, enabling dramatic leaps in our understanding of brain function.
The Seung Lab is seeking a talented individual to assemble, train, and lead a group of approximately thirteen neuron tracing staff, with potential for a significantly larger effort based on the established success of the initial team. In order to be successful, the manager must have research experience in neuroanatomy, preferably in the application of electron microscopy to elucidate neurobiological function. Knowledge of mammalian brain and/or software for reconstructing objects from serial section images is strongly desired. The manager will collaborate with scientists (at Princeton and elsewhere) whose research is targeted toward understanding of specific circuits and functions in the mammalian brain, guiding their team of highly trained specialists to identify, trace, and annotate specific collections of neurons from the vast data being produced. The manager will also collaborate closely with the project teams producing the SEM data and developing the algorithms and tools that enable the work of their team.
Research Specialist I/II
The lab of Prof. Sebastian Seung in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University is seeking a full-time Research Specialist. The specialist will apply cutting-edge neuroanatomical techniques for observing brain structure. The techniques may be experimental, such as electron microscopy, whole-brain light microscopy, viral labeling, and immunolabeling. An example of a recent publication can be found here.
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 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 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.