The Industrial Relations Section (IRS), a center for research in labor economics and related fields, invites applications from motivated individuals for a position assisting Zachary Bleemer in all aspects of his research. Recent graduates and those with anticipated graduation dates in spring 2024 are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can start on or around July 1, 2024. Please include the names and contact information for three references with your submission materials. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary. For more information about the research staff experience in the Section, see video introductions of recent Senior Research Specialists and a post about a recent pre-doctoral research conference.
Based in Princeton’s School of Public & International Affairs, in collaboration with and housed in the Department of Economics, the Research Program in Development Economics (https://rpde.princeton.edu/) carries out economics research on the causes and consequences of global poverty, with the goal of informing policy-making and thereby improving the lives of people living in low- and middle-income countries. We seek to hire talented and motivated predoctoral research specialists to assist several Economics faculty members working at RPDE. Predocs will work with one or more of our faculty members, economists Pascaline Dupas, Thomas Fujiwara, Allan Hsiao, Seema Jayachandran, and Mica Sviatschi (along with their co-authors). This position is ideal for graduating seniors or master’s degree students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics or related fields. RPDE strongly encourages candidates with experience in low- and middle-income countries to apply though we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal for one year. Successful applicants will start in summer 2024. The position is in-person, based in Princeton, NJ.
This full-time position is responsible for the daily organization and preparation of undergraduate laboratory classrooms during the academic year and summer. It is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension.
The Industrial Relations Section (IRS), a center for research in labor economics and related fields, invites applications from motivated individuals for positions assisting faculty members in all aspects of their research. Recent graduates and those with anticipated graduation dates in spring 2024 are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can start on or around July 1, 2024. Please include the names and contact information for three references with your submission materials. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary. For more information about the research staff experience in the Section, see video introductions of recent Senior Research Specialists and a post about a recent pre-doctoral research conference.
Connectome Annotation Manager OverviewThe Seung & Murthy 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. 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.We are seeking a talented individual to assemble, train, and lead a group of approximately six on-site neuron tracing staff and over thirty off-site personnel, with the 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 Drosophila and/or 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 Drosophila and/or 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. Thus, the ideal candidate for this position must have a biological background, the ability to translate scientific concepts into clear communications that are easily understood and the ability and willingness to learn and grow into the role.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) operates a Machine Shop to support the research needs of the faculty, staff, researchers, and students of the school. The Machinist will produce complex research prototype machined parts and components by programming, setting up, and operating computerized numerical control (CNC) Vertical Mills, Lathes, and traditional conventional metal and woodworking machines. The individual must be able to work with faculty, professional research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students to ascertain and help define their specific needs and then propose ways to fabricate parts and components to satisfy those needs in a timely and economical manner. The Machinist must maintain high quality and safety standards, keep accurate records, and maintain the supplies and equipment in the shop.
The Princeton Program in Public Economics is looking to hire full-time pre-doctoral fellows (Senior Research Specialists). The position involves responsibilities that serve as excellent preparation for Ph.D. programs in economics, including data processing and analysis, survey design, simulation techniques, literature reviews, and presentations.Research fellows will work with Professors Henrik Kleven and Ilyana Kuziemko, along with their co-authors, on topics such as income and wealth inequality, entrepreneurship, gender equality, regional economic development, political economy, and the analysis of tax and social insurance policies. The position involves empirical analysis, including more sophisticated statistical modeling, and could also involve theoretical work such as coding of model simulations. The position is structured to help individuals prepare for doctoral programs in economics by gaining valuable research experience. In addition to working closely with faculty, senior research specialists have opportunities to participate in Princeton’s vibrant academic life of Princeton University through attending seminars, attending classes, and interacting with students and fellows in the Department of Economics. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second or third year. The end date is dependent on the start date, which may vary, but will likely be during the Summer of 2024.
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 2024. The position is based in Princeton, NJ.
The LIMmunity (Lab of Infant and Maternal Immunity) seeks a highly motivated, organized Lab Manager for a full-time position within the Department of Molecular Biology. Our lab aims to establish a mechanistic understanding of how maternal infection impacts offspring’s long-term tissue immunity and, reciprocally, how maternal immunity adapts to physiological changes during pregnancy and lactation. We pledge to foster an inspiring and collaborative lab environment that values and supports each other, makes science enjoyable, fosters growth to become a better scientist, and improves women’s and children’s health together. We welcome applicants who share our collaborative philosophy and enjoy working in a team-orientated setting. Attention to detail, precision, good record-keeping, organization, time management, and communication skills are essential. The work performed by the successful candidate will be central to the core projects of the lab and will result in co-authorship on high-impact publications. The position is available immediately with a negotiable start date. Although the initial appointment is for a one-year term, it is renewable and contingent on the candidate's satisfactory performance and/or career plans. To apply, please submit a resume/CV, a cover letter describing your research interests and career goals (~1-2 pages and your GPA if you are a recent graduate), and contact information for three professional references. More information about LIMmunity can be found at Limmunity.com, or please get in touch with Dr. Lim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Economics Section (IES) 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. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024; end date is dependent on start date, which may vary.
The Akey Laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II. We study the evolutionary, functional, and phenotypic consequences of DNA sequence variation in yeast, dogs, and humans. We leverage a wide variety of experimental methods including DNA and RNA sequencing, functional genomics, tissue culture, and gene editing. We seek a motivated and highly organized individual to contribute to functional genomics projects and various support activities in the lab. Examples of current projects include studies to determine the functional consequences of genetic variation in humans that was inherited by hybridizing with archaic forms of humans such as Neanderthals and Denisovans, long-read sequencing of dog DNA to develop higher quality genome assemblies, and genetically dissecting complex traits in yeast. Additionally, if interested, there will be opportunities to develop independent projects. This position will also involve ordering and maintaining laboratory equipment. The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, detail oriented, thinks critically about experimental design, and seeks continued professional development. The position has significant potential for the advancement of skills in sought after research technologies. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package. The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance.
About the Organization: The Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) is a non-partisan research initiative that tracks and mitigates political violence in the United States. BDI supports efforts to grow and build local community resilience through elections and other periods of heightened risk, laying the groundwork for longer-term to bridge the divides we face as a nation. We do this by 1) producing action oriented and responsive research to fill existing gaps and empower local leaders; 2) enabling cross sector collaboration, so individuals and organizations are better prepared to mitigate risk and response to crisis when it does arise; and 3) helping to drive the policy and community response. Over the last two years, BDI played an essential role in supporting a wide range of actors preparing for and responding to political violence and democratic crisis. Our data, analysis and tools continue to help a diverse coalition of national and local decision makers better target their interventions. BDI is based at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), co-hosted by the Empirical Studies of Conflict. Please visit https://bridgingdivides.princeton.edu/ for more information. OverviewBDI seeks multiple Senior Research Specialists/State Leads in Arizona and Wisconsin to monitor/analyze political violence, build partnerships and networks, and support state-based coalitions and coordination tables. The person in this position will help to build out and further develop BDI’s state-based research and monitoring efforts by producing regular Situation Reports (SitReps), as-needed issue briefs, and conflict analyses. Research and monitoring efforts will support state-based partners who might encounter instances of political violence in their work. Collaboration with these partners ensures that BDI’s efforts are successfully integrated into the broader mitigation and resilience environment in the state. The SRS/State Lead will be a member of the BDI State Lead team – currently a four-person team of State Leads who work in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and North Carolina – and will report to the Collaboration Director. This is a full-time, fully remote position based in the state where we are hiring (Arizona and Wisconsin). The role is envisioned as a one-year minimum engagement, with opportunities for renewal.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a technical support position at Prof. Choueiri’s 3D3A Lab (https://www.princeton.edu/3D3A/). The successful candidate will be part of a team that is responsible for setting up experiments in audio and acoustics. Duties include purchasing, maintaining the lab infrastructure, tools and equipment and overseeing lab safety. Candidates must have working knowledge of digital processors and networking, digital signal processing, audio transducers, microphones, amplifiers and analog audio systems. Programming in C, C++. Working knowledge of Unix and Mac OS. Ability to solve problems, support research and work with students on projects. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, have the ability to work well within a team and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Advanced degree is preferred.
Housed at Princeton University, 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 Specialist II will join a face-paced, dynamic environment where a close-knit team of researchers strives to find innovative ways of measuring the preferences and grievances of citizens in MENA. Arab Barometer's goal is not only to implement best practices to learn about the MENA region, but also to learn what the MENA region tells us about survey research. To this end, the Research Specialist will be involved in deciding what questions to ask and how to ask them; working with regional partners to collect high-quality data; analyzing and interpreting survey findings; and disseminating results to a diverse audience. The position reports to the Director of Research but works in close collaboration with the project director, research associates, communication associate, graduate and undergraduate students, and research colleagues in the U.S. and MENA. The ideal candidate will have a penchant for critical thinking and the perspicacity to keep in mind “the big picture” without sacrificing nuance. The candidate must also have the flexibility to manage multiple requests on a variety of tasks required by diverse stakeholders. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop both qualitative and quantitative research skills and to learn about the logistics of navigating research across different political and social contexts in the MENA region. *This is a remote, one-year term position with possibility of renewal. Must work in the United States. For full consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter and include an answer to the following question: Arab Barometer's Wave VII Questionnaire is publicly available on our website (arabbarometer.org). What one topic would you like to see covered—or covered differently—on the next Arab Barometer survey? Please tell us why you think the topic should be added or amended. Then, provide one or two questions in both English and Arabic that you would add to the survey.
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.
The social cognitive lab of Uri Hasson at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is seeking a full-time Research Specialist to contribute to our project to create a big database of video and audio recordings of family life. The project is a collaborative study with Princeton’s Baby-lab and will involve scholars from various disciplines including developmental psychology, and computer science. The Research Specialist will work closely with Dr. Hasson as well as with a full-time postdoctoral research associate and other members of the study team. They will be an integral member of this scientific team and will have opportunities to network, earn authorship on publications, and present posters at scientific meetings. Ideal candidates should be highly motivated, driven, and work well in a team. Candidates with a strong background and in Computer Science, electrical engineering, physics, statistics, or math, and who have experience in programing, software engineering, signal detection, and machine learning are highly encouraged to apply.
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) 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, graduate , and undergraduate students work together in a collaborative and creative environment, reflecting Princeton’s reputation for excellence. We seek an instrumentation engineer who will help design, build and test commercially unavailable instruments for neuroscience research. The engineer will work with PNI principal investigators and other researchers to understand their instrumentation needs, troubleshoot design issues, and then execute a technical plan. The goal is a close collaboration throughout the process, from concept to completion. This individual will also help with repair of existing equipment and coming up with creative solutions to modify existing approaches to suit the changing needs of researchers.
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.
The Ayroles laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University seeks applicants for a Senior Research Specialist I position. Our group takes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the genetic basis for variation in complex traits addressing broad questions in evolutionary and medical genetics. We work with various Drosophila species as well as humans. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to supervise and carry out large-scale genomics projects and to oversee various lab activities. The Senior Research Specialist will also be responsible for the development and execution of research projects (which can lead to authorship on scientific publications). The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is therefore interested in becoming familiar with the current scientific literature. The candidate will take ownership of their project and work semi-autonomously under the guidance of the PI and other group members. We also welcome the pursuit of an independent research project. The position is open, and review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 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 availability and satisfactory job performance.
Civil and environmental engineering research at Princeton addresses fundamental questions associated with the built environment, the natural environment, and interactions between the two. Focus areas include design of civil engineering systems; water resources and the hydrologic cycle, civil engineering materials, environmental and structural monitoring; air quality and water quality; urban environments, including smart cities; the impacts of climate change on water resources and natural hazards; impacts of energy technology on the environment; and structural art and design.