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Requisition # 2023-16343
Date Posted 1 day ago(1/27/2023 4:52 PM)
The Kocher Lab at Princeton is looking for a Senior Research Specialist I to help study the mechanisms that generate variation in social behavior. Our group studies how genes and environment shape the brains and behaviors of social and solitary insects. We do this by combining cutting-edge genomic and neurobiological tools with field and lab studies. We are looking for someone with experience in molecular biology (PCR, qPCR, and DNA/RNA extractions) that is excited about generating genomic datasets and managing a molecular laboratory. Your primary role will be to construct genomic and transcriptomic libraries from samples of socially variable bees to aid our investigations of the genetic and environmental factors that shape variation in social behavior. Additional responsibilities will include PCR, qPCR, and sample QC. Lab management responsibilities include maintaining the inventory of lab materials and supplies, ensuring lab safety standards are met, and assistance onboarding and training new lab members.Depending on your interests and experience, there are many additional opportunities for training and implementation of additional techniques in the lab, from in situ imaging of neural tissue to single-cell genomic library preparations. We will tailor a portion of your time to your specific interests and goals.
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
3/6/2023
Requisition # 2023-16302
Date Posted 1 week ago(1/20/2023 10:26 AM)
A full-time is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Jimah at Princeton University. We study the mechanisms of membrane remodeling processes in malaria and related parasites. We apply a multidisciplinary approach with tools from cell biology, biochemistry, and structural biology (cryo-electron microscopy and tomography) to investigate how parasite proteins enable cellular processes including endocytosis and the biogenesis of organelles. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to a vibrant research program, and Dr. Jimah is a committed to fostering the career development of all members of the research group.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-16263
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/18/2023 2:33 PM)
The Krienen lab in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (krienenlab.org) is seeking a bright and motivated full-time technician. 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 single cell genomics and other molecular assays to reveal conservation and innovation in brain cell types and circuits. The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in molecular biology, genomics-based technology development and computational analysis. The ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong programming abilities and a keen interest in the lab's research. Prior expertise with single cell genomics, cell culture or next generation sequencing is advantageous. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and continued funding
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Krienen Lab
Requisition # 2022-15710
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/18/2023 10:11 AM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I or II to join the laboratory of Shawn Davidson, Ph.D. whose research focuses on understanding cellular metabolism in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to work on a fast-paced interdisciplinary project to use a cutting edge metabolomic platform. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will start immediately and will end on June 1, 2023.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Davidson
Requisition # 2023-16217
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/13/2023 4:25 PM)
This position is located in Princeton, NJ and cannot be performed remotely. The Nonhuman Primate Research Program (NRP) unit at Princeton University is a specialized veterinary and research support department reporting to the Dean for Research and is responsible for the complete care of nonhuman primates (NHP) used in biomedical research at Princeton University. The NRP Animal Care Technician (ACT) provides state-of-the art animal care for laboratory animals housed within all facilities, but predominantly works with the nonhuman primate species (macaques and marmosets). NRP ACTs are considered essential services staff. The primary responsibility is to provide animal care to NHPs but will share some responsibility with Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Animal Care Technicians for the care of various other laboratory species, including but not limited to rodents and aquatics. The NRP ACT ensures the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The NRP ACT will work together with other technicians according to a schedule prepared by the NRP Attending Veterinarian, the NRP Lead Technician, and the LAR Facilities Manager and must be willing and able to rotate through all facilities. The NRP ACT ensures the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the NRP and LAR management teams, PI’s, research staff, students, facility maintenance crews and other support services. This position reports directly to the NRP Attending Veterinarian. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with nonhuman primates, particularly macaques and marmosets, and have an understanding of NHP behavior and requirements of care.
Department
Research Resources
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-16241
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/13/2023 1:22 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
Requisition # 2023-16242
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/13/2023 1:16 PM)
A full-time Lab manager position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Jimah at Princeton University. We study the mechanisms of membrane remodeling processes in malaria and related parasites. We apply a multidisciplinary approach with tools from cell biology, biochemistry, and structural biology (cryo-electron microscopy and tomography) to investigate how parasite proteins enable cellular processes including endocytosis and the biogenesis of organelles. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to a vibrant research program, and Dr. Jimah is a committed to fostering the career development of all members of the research group.This position will be within the Molecular Biology Department, an innovative, vibrant, collegial, collaborative, and excellent research environment. Princeton University is in an idyllic town midway between New York City and Philadelphia, with convenient train access to both cities.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-16213
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/10/2023 11:58 AM)
The Krienen Lab (krienenlab.org) at Princeton University is looking for an experienced research technician to work as a full-time Research Specialist. Research in the lab focuses on understanding genetic influences that shape the development and evolution of the mammalian brain. The individual will participate in research projects and work closely with other lab members and the PI. We use a wide range of molecular biology and neuroscience techniques, particularly focused on single cell genomic sequencing (transcriptomics and epigenomics) to understand cellular and molecular diversity in mammalian brains. The ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong programming abilities and a keen interest in the lab's research. Prior expertise with single cell genomics, cell culture or next generation sequencing is advantageous. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal, starting in the spring or summer of 2023.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Krienen Lab
Requisition # 2022-16150
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/5/2023 12:14 PM)
The Pritykin lab in the Computer Science Department and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. We seek candidates with computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, machine learning, statistics, data science, applied math and/or other quantitative backgrounds who are enthusiastic about bringing their expertise to addressing fundamental problems in biology and medicine using cutting-edge technologies. The Pritykin lab (http://pritykinlab.princeton.edu) uses applied statistics, machine learning, and efficient algorithms to address fundamental problems in biology and medicine by integrative analysis of multi-dimensional data. We develop and apply computational methods for design and analysis of high-throughput functional genomic assays and perturbations, with a focus on single-cell, spatial and genome editing technologies. We are driven by questions in regulatory genomics, cancer immunology, and genome editing. For this position, we are seeking motivated and highly organized individuals interested in learning about and getting fully embedded into one or more of specific scientific directions of our lab. Successful candidates will be expected to be able to read scientific literature to obtain the necessary biological background and become familiar with one or more data modalities (bulk and single-cell RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, CUT&RUN, Hi-C, CRISPR screens) and datasets we and others have generated for our projects. In addition, the person in this position will need to become familiar with the computational methodology and pipelines to analyze such data.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Pritykin
Requisition # 2022-16072
Date Posted 2 months ago(12/9/2022 4:22 PM)
The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) is seeking applicants for its Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Data-Driven Research.  Participants are hired as predoctoral research specialists on a full-time, benefits-eligible basis. This program provides an opportunity for recent undergraduates from historically underrepresented groups to gain real-world experience that will prepare them for careers in public service and PhD study in Public Affairs, with a focus on security-related issues. FDR Fellows will begin with a ten-week analytics boot camp, drawing from online courses for core data processing and visualization skills, research training materials from partnering organizations such as IPA/J-PAL, and Professor Jacob Shapiro’s short course Leading Evidence-Based Decisions for curriculum on how to maximize quantitative evidence. Fellows will then have the opportunity to learn on the job by supporting faculty research projects within Princeton School of Publilc and International Affairs (SPIA) and associated departments.  This is a one-year term position. Extension may be possible.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-16013
Date Posted 2 months ago(11/29/2022 2:46 PM)
The Rabinowitz lab seeks a Research Specialist I or II in mass spectrometry to contribute to the operations and research efforts of their ~ 25-member team at Princeton University. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The Rabinowitz lab studies metabolism, with the overarching goal of applying this knowledge to the treatment of human disease (cancer, obesity, aging) and the production of biofuels. The lab is a leader in liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy (LC-MS) and isotope tracing of metabolism.  This position offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive suite of benefits including health, retirement, and life insurance. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2022-15765
Date Posted 4 months ago(10/10/2022 2:12 PM)
The Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics of the Department of Economics has an opening for a Research Assistant (i.e., Senior Research Specialist). This position offers an ideal transitional job for recent graduates who are interested in macroeconomics and are considering further studies in economics. It offers the opportunity to see what a career doing frontier academic research involves. The successful candidate will gain experience working with some of the world’s leading researchers in macroeconomics. They will be expected to assemble and manage data sets, to program and simulate non-linear models, and to assist faculty members in all aspects of their research. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.
Department
Economics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
1/31/2023
Requisition # 2022-15768
Date Posted 4 months ago(10/7/2022 3:50 PM)
Housed at Princeton University, the Arab Barometer is a nonpartisan research network that provides insight into the social, political, and economic attitudes and values of citizens across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). We have been conducting high quality and reliable public opinion surveys since 2006, making us the longest-standing and the largest repository of publicly available data on the views of citizens in the region. The Research Data Analyst for the Arab Barometer reports to the Senior Research Specialist. The Data Analyst assists with the maintenance and development of scripts in, but not restricted to, ODK, R, and Stata related to collecting and processing Arab Barometer data. During the data collection phase, this includes programming the questionnaire, validating the programming, quality control checks on data, data cleaning, and management of Arab Barometer survey data. The position also assists in data analysis for research projects including modeling, diagnostics, and graphic visualization for reports, articles and other publications. Arab Barometer is a close-knit team and the Data Analyst will be working directly with the project director, research associates, and communication associates. Outside of the team, the Data Analyst must also work with Princeton graduate and undergraduate students, and research colleagues in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa. This is a one-year term position with possibility of renewal. This position is based in the Arab Barometer's Washington, DC office.
Department
Politics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14631
Date Posted 4 months ago(9/28/2022 9:58 AM)
Community Manager and Staff Scientist, FlyWire The Princeton Neuroscience Institute is a premiere research institute within Princeton University’s campus, dedicated to solving problems at the forefront of neuroscience. Faculty members, research staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students work together in a collaborative and creative environment, reflecting Princeton’s reputation for excellence. FlyWire (FlyWire.ai) is an open-science project launched by the Murthy and Seung labs in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute - the goal of FlyWire is to generate and disseminate high-quality whole brain and whole nervous system wiring diagrams (connectomes) for the fruit fly Drosophila. Flies are an important model system for neuroscience research yet the field lacks complete wiring diagrams of their brains. Generating this resource requires state-of-the-art AI technology and infrastructure developed in the Murthy and Seung labs, along with a novel crowdsourcing approach. See https://seunglab.org and https://murthylab.princeton.edu. 
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Seung & Murthy Labs
Requisition # 2022-15567
Date Posted 5 months ago(9/8/2022 10:32 AM)
The International Economics Section has an opening for a Research Assistant (i.e., Senior Research Specialist). This position offers an ideal transitional job for recent graduates who are interested in international economics and are considering further studies in economics. It offers the opportunity to see what a career doing frontier academic research involves. The successful candidate will gain experience working with some of the world’s leading researchers in international economics. They will be expected to assemble and manage data sets, to program and simulate non-linear models, and to assist faculty members in all aspects of their research. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.
Department
Economics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
2/1/2023
Requisition # 2022-15483
Date Posted 5 months ago(8/23/2022 9:08 AM)
Program on Science and Global SecurityPre-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Science & Global Security Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security (SGS), based in the School of Public and International Affairs, is seeking applicants for two Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Science & Global Security starting in the Fall of 2022 and no later than January 16, 2023. Fellows are hired as senior research specialists on a full-time, benefits-eligible basis for 12 months, with the possibility of extension for an additional year. 
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-15412
Date Posted 5 months ago(8/23/2022 8:24 AM)
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
Requisition # 2022-15348
Date Posted 6 months ago(8/2/2022 4:49 PM)
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a research/technical specialist I/II position in the PRISM Imaging and Analysis Center (IAC) at Princeton University. The level will be determined based on the experience and educational level. This Imaging and Analysis Specialist will report to the center director and participate in a multidisciplinary research and education program utilizing a wide range of instrumentation available in the IAC.
Department
Prn Inst F/T Sci & Tech of Mat
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-15279
Date Posted 6 months ago(7/26/2022 5:22 PM)
A full-time Cytometry 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 35 Principal Investigator labs on campus working with a wide variety of model systems and assays.  This is an excellent opportunity to join our shared resource lab and to develop/expand career skills in a growing field.  Position level and salary commensurate with experience. This position reports directly to the Flow Cytometry Resource Facility Director.  
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Flow
Requisition # 2022-15249
Date Posted 6 months ago(7/21/2022 4:37 PM)
Based in Princeton’s School of Public & International Affairs and headed by Prof. Atif Mian, the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance promotes research and teaching at the intersection of finance, macroeconomics and policy. We seek to hire talented and motivated predoctoral research specialists to assist several economics and finance faculty working with the center. This position is ideal for graduating seniors or master’s degree students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics or Finance. Previous research specialists have been accepted to top Ph.D. programs including at Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Northwestern, London School of Economics, Columbia, NYU, Barcelona GSE, and U. of Maryland. This is typically a two-year term position renewable after the first year. Successful applicants will start in summer 2023. The position is based in Princeton, NJ.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
4/30/2023

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