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Requisition # 2021-12704
Date Posted 1 day ago(5/7/2021 11:57 AM)
 Princeton University's Neuroscience Institute seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join teh Murthy Lab whose work focuses on neural mechanisms underlying sensory processing and sensory-driven behaviors in the fruit fly, Drosophila. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual who has a willingness to learn and acquire new skills (and demonstrated track record in learning new techniques). 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
Murthy Lab
Requisition # 2021-12679
Date Posted 1 day ago(5/7/2021 11:45 AM)
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
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12674
Date Posted 4 days ago(5/4/2021 11:47 AM)
Analyze data on effects of current pandemic on normal vaccination patterns, and potential impacts on outbreaks of measles and other diseases, in particular childhood diseases. Take lead on writing work up for publication.
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Temporary
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
5/14/2021
Requisition # 2021-12650
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(4/23/2021 3:20 PM)
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist II (RSII) position to join a laboratory focused on studying RNA using programmable, CRISPR-based technologies. The Myhrvold Lab at Princeton University develops cutting-edge, CRISPR-based technologies to study RNA viral infection and RNA transcription, regulation, and localization. We are also developing CRISPR-based viral diagnostics and antiviral therapies with the aim of creating a rapid development platform for new viral diagnostics and therapies, in close collaboration with Pardis Sabeti's lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Myhrvold
Requisition # 2021-12562
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(4/21/2021 11:43 AM)
A full-time Research Specialist I/II position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yibin Kang in the Department of Molecular Biology. We use molecular biology approaches and mouse models of cancer to study cancer metastasis.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Kang
Application Deadline
3/29/2021
Requisition # 2021-12642
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(4/20/2021 4:25 PM)
A Research Specialist position is available in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. The Falkner lab (https://www.falknerlab.com/) focuses on neural circuit dynamics in subcortical circuits during social behavior.  The successful candidate will manage day-to-day laboratory operations, including routine animals care (e.g. assist lab members with mouse breeding) and work with the researchers to design and perform experiments. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, and hard-working individual. 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
Falkner Lab
Requisition # 2021-12622
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/13/2021 6:40 PM)
The McBride Lab at Princeton University is looking for a lab technician to support research on the molecular, neural, and evolutionary basis of preference for human odor in mosquitoes. The technician will devote ~75% of his/her time to a specific research project and the remaining ~25% time to general maintenance and lab support. The technician will be welcomed as a full lab member and expected to attend journal clubs and lab meetings and to contribute to a dynamic and interactive lab atmosphere. This is a unique opportunity to become deeply involved in exciting research at the interface of evolution, genetics, and neuroscience and is well-suited for a recent college graduate looking for more experience/focus before graduate school.
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
9/30/2021
Requisition # 2021-12617
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/12/2021 1:26 PM)
The Neuroscience of Attention & Perception (NA&P) Laboratory (led by Dr. Sabine Kastner) at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, is seeking a research assistant 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. This position is ideally suited for a candidate who plans on future graduate school studies in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. We are seeking an extremely motivated candidate who is interested in both animal care and scientific research. A 2-yr commitment is preferred.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Neuroscience of Attention & Perception
Requisition # 2021-12580
Date Posted 1 month ago(4/9/2021 1:54 PM)
The Empirical Study of Conflict (ESOC) Project seeks a Research Specialist to provide geo-spatial and statistical analysis, as well as qualitative research for a multi-university team of researchers. This is a one-year position with possible extension. 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. The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12592
Date Posted 1 month ago(4/7/2021 12:42 PM)
The lab of Dr. Yael Niv in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology at Princeton University (www.princeton.edu/~nivlab) is seeking a bright and motivated full-time research assistant. Research in the lab focuses on computational modeling and model-driven functional imaging experiments of learning and decision making, with a particular focus on mental illness (computational psychiatry). This position is within the computational psychiatry focus of the lab. 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. The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner, ideally with clinical experience and a keen interest in the lab's research. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon job performance and funding.All applications should include a cover letter stating background and porfessional interests a CV, and contact information of two referees.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Niv Lab
Requisition # 2021-12556
Date Posted 2 months ago(3/23/2021 1:17 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 hardworking 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 # 2021-12540
Date Posted 2 months ago(3/19/2021 1:14 PM)
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a Staff Process Integration and Training Engineer position to work as a senior staff member in the Princeton University Institute for the Science and Technology (PRISM) Cleanroom. The PRISM Cleanroom is Princeton's central, shared use cleanroom facility and houses a large complement of tools dedicated to thin film deposition and photolithographic patterning, packaging and processing across all meso to nanometer length scales. The successful candidate will participate in a multidisciplinary research and education environment providing mentoring and training, utilizing a wide range of instrumentation available in the PRISM Cleanroom.  These roles will provide leadership, guidance and support of projects in a multi-user facility navigating the complexities of novel process and material use across a broad tool set with a varied user base. Practical Engineers are needed who can adeptly navigate varied project goals, individuals and timelines; novel process development and risk mitigation across shared tool use. The successful candidate will collaborate with a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to help Princeton students and researchers as well as industrial users with design solutions, facilitate effective fabrication and processing, contribute in the future development of quantum devices, micro and nanotechnology at Princeton.
Department
Prn Inst F/T Sci & Tech of Mat
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12483
Date Posted 2 months ago(3/8/2021 5:20 PM)
The Research Specialist II for the Arab Barometer assists with the maintenance and development of 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.The Arab Barometer is a nonpartisan research network that provides insight into the social, political, and economic attitudes and values of ordinary citizens across the Arab world. The Arab Barometer has been conducting high quality and reliable public opinion surveys in the Middle East and North Africa since 2006. It is the largest repository of publicly available data on the views of men and women in the MENA region.**This position is based at the Arab Barometer's office in Washington, DC. It is a term position ending on June 30, 2022, with the possibility of renewal.**
Department
Politics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12427
Date Posted 2 months ago(2/22/2021 12:20 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 for 12-24 months. 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 SPIA and associated departments.  This is a one-year position. Extension may be possible. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2021.  For full consideration, please upload the following documents directly to the Princeton University on-line application portal "Upload Other Documents"- Resume or CV- Candidates should be prepared to submit a writing sample, code sample, or Github link upon request.- Transcripts (official or unofficial)- Recommendation letters from academic references (minimum of 1, maximum of 3), which should be sent directly from the letter writer to Kristen DeCaires Gall at decaires@princeton.edu with the subject “recommendation letter for [Applicant Name]. - Cover letter that addresses the applicant's research interests as they relate to his or her short and long-term goals
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12392
Date Posted 3 months ago(2/3/2021 4:31 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
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Cohen lab
Requisition # 2020-12082
Date Posted 6 months ago(10/27/2020 12:26 PM)
The Legal/Policy Analyst assumes a leading role in redistricting and election policy nationwide. The incumbent will help work closely with reform organizations to understand and evaluate the implications of proposed reforms, laws, and litigation, focusing on PGP’s priority states. This work will include performing legal and legislative analysis, testifying at public hearings, drafting amicus briefs, and help advocates understand what’s likely to work. This position will provide public communication about these issues through newsletters, reports, one-pagers, and the Princeton Gerrymandering Project's 50-state reforms page. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11899
Date Posted 9 months ago(8/18/2020 12:15 PM)
 The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I/II position available to work in the laboratory of Professor Samuel S.-H. Wang. The lab’s mission is to understand how the cerebellum contributes to the development of cognition and sociality in the mammalian brain, in both normal function and autism. The research specialist will collaborate with graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows in the lab on various projects related to cerebellar neural circuits. The ideal applicant will be energetic, self-directed learners with previous research experience. They should have basic laboratory skills and proficiency in rodent behavioral experiments.This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.Level/grade will be commensurate with the qualifications of the selected candidate. 
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Wang Lab
Requisition # 2019-10707
Date Posted 2 years 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
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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