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A Research Specialist position is available in the Brain Development Lab (Gomez Lab) in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. The Gomez lab focuses on the development of the human brain through MRI and behavior. This position is equivalent to that of a lab manager, but will also provide many opportunities for data analysis, experimental design, and publishing. The successful candidate will manage day-to-day laboratory operations and work with researchers to design, perform, and analyze experiments. Being able to work well with children and infants is a must. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding availability and performance. Start date is August/September of 2020. The final candidate will receive training on MR safety and must successfully pass an MR safety screening in order to work in the MR environment e.g., cannot have MR-unsafe metal implants or other medical safety exclusions). Applications should include a:- CV,- cover letter (to be entered in the text field during the application process, and- list of at least two potential referees (to be attached in the Other Documents attachments section). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Under the direction of a General Supervisor, the CLIA Diagnostic Lab Research Specialist is responsible for performing high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director. This includes specimen handling and processing, test analyses and reporting and maintaining patient test results. The Research Specialist is responsible for following the laboratory's procedures and maintaining records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens. The research specialist also performs detailed lab support duties including: lab organization, maintenance, and participation in group meetings and supporting lab members with their projects. This is a 1 year term position with the possibility of extension.
The Senior Research Specialist works directly under the Arab Barometer Project Director. The Senior Research Specialist assists in questionnaire development, perform quality control procedures, assist in statistical analysis, undertake data analysis to support reports and conduct data analysis in support of presentations reports for dissemination of the findings. The Senior Research Specialist is also responsible for conducting analysis using Arab Barometer data in support of outreach to academics, government officials, the press, and other target audiences. **This position is located in Washington, DC. This is a term position, ending on March 31, 2022, with possiblity of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a technical support position in the lab of Professor Edgar Choueiri.Recent graduate with a BS degree in audio, electrical or mechanical engineering with knowledge of spatial audio, applied acoustics, signal processing and computer programming.
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 related to social inequality. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.