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Requisition # 2024-18589
Date Posted 4 days ago(2/22/2024 4:02 PM)
A full-time Research Specialist I position is available in the Myhrvold and Stone laboratories in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. We seek applicants focused on detecting RNA using programmable, CRISPR-based technologies. The successful candidate will work with the P.I.s and lab members to design and perform experiments focusing on multiplexed nucleic acid detection technology development. The Myhrvold Lab at Princeton University, run by Professor Cameron Myhrvold, develops cutting-edge, CRISPR-based technologies to study RNA viral infection and RNA transcription, regulation, and localization. The Complex Fluids Group at Princeton University, run by Professor Howard Stone, studies the dynamics of complex fluids using engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematical modeling approaches.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Myrvhold/Stone Lab
Requisition # 2024-18575
Date Posted 5 days ago(2/21/2024 3:22 PM)
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Natalia Vélez. The Vélez Lab studies the individual cognitive capacities and community dynamics that make human collaboration possible. The successful candidate will play an integral role in launching the Vélez Lab and participate in all aspects of the research process. Targeted start date is mid-June 2024.
Department
Psychology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18576
Date Posted 5 days ago(2/21/2024 3:18 PM)
Research Specialist I or II The Department of Psychology at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time Research Specialist position. Anticipated start date approximately June – August, 2024. This position could extend for two years upon satisfactory performance after the first year. The position involves conducting research in the research groups of Professors Betsy Levy Paluck and Anuj Shah.     
Department
Psychology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18569
Date Posted 5 days ago(2/21/2024 8:59 AM)
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as Scientific Engagement Manager for PNI. The Scientific Engagement Manager is an integral part of the administrative team overseeing and administering the scientific communication, training, and scientific community engagement areas of the Institute’s mission, as well as supporting its grant/fundraising efforts. The Scientific Engagement Manager reports directly to the Assistant Director. 
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18565
Date Posted 6 days ago(2/20/2024 9:33 AM)
Petascale EM Imaging Specialist The Princeton Neuroscience Institute is searching for an accomplished scientist to lead acquisitions of petascale image datasets via volume electron microscopy (EM). The Institute is the only site in the world hosting beam deflection transmission EM and multibeam scanning EM instruments, both of which have sufficient throughput for petascale connectomics. The Institute leads the FlyWire Consortium, which in 2023 released the first connectome of an adult brain, that of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The Institute is a key performer in the NIH BRAIN CONNECTS program, which aims to scale connectomics up to the whole mouse brain.  
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Seung Lab
Requisition # 2024-18485
Date Posted 1 week ago(2/16/2024 4:59 PM)
The Industrial Relations Section (IRS) at Princeton University is seeking a Research and Data Manager to coordinate the IRS's research activities.  The IRS, established in 1922, is a research and instructional center within the Princeton Economics Department that houses approximately 40 faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting researchers who are carrying out research in labor economics, public policy, and related areas. The Research and Data Manager provides both research and data systems coordination for IRS research activities involving faculty, graduate students, and research assistants. The Research and Data Manager possesses both advanced analytical research experience as well as the technical skills needed to work effectively with Linux and Windows systems administrators in IT and Research Computing. Reporting to the IRS Director with dotted line reporting to the Associate Director, this position demonstrates expertise in the design and management of research studies in economics and social sciences as well as familiarity with data acquisition, management, and storage systems. The Research and Data Manager supervises eight or more full-time predoctoral research assistants, collaborating with Economics and School for Public and International Affairs colleagues to organize professional development and enrichment activities as part of Princeton's Economics predoctoral program. This key research position serves as liaison to campus partners, such as Research Computing, Office of Research Project Administration, and the Data-Driven Social Science Initiative. In addition to supporting the research of IRS members, this position may also engage in individual research. This is a three-year term position with the possibility of renewal.  Please include as part of your application: - A one-page cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;- A CV;- Brief writing sample- A complete undergraduate transcript and graduate transcript, if applicable. They do not need to be official.- Names and contact information for three references.
Department
Industrial Relations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-16278
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(2/1/2024 1:14 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.PPPL’s Instrumentation & Control group is a multidisciplinary team that conceptualizes, creates and maintains systems and components used by experiments throughout the world. We specialize in electronics, software, real-time control, process control and the application of technologies fundamental to the operation of nuclear fusion experiments. We develop and utilize the technologies necessary to provide control of the processes seen in the sun and stars, here on earth. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2024-18435
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(1/30/2024 3:49 PM)
The Dickerson lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a motivated full-time research assistant. Research in the Dickerson lab is at the interface of neurobiology, biomechanics, and behavior and seeks to understand how mechanosensory input structures locomotor output. The lab studies the flight behavior of the fruit fly, Drosophila, combining the powerful genetic tools available for labeling and manipulating neural circuits with cutting-edge imaging in awake, behaving animals (current site: https://www.dickerson.bio.unc.edu). This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Dickerson Lab
Requisition # 2024-18406
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/26/2024 11:24 AM)
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will work in the Princeton Baby Lab, and have frequent contact with a group of postdocs, graduate students, senior thesis students, and research assistants, as well as various faculty members who study development and learning, such as Drs. Adele Goldberg, Jesse Gomez, Uri Hasson, Tania Lombrozo, Erik Nook, Kristina Olson, and Natalia Vélez. Targeted start date is June 1, 2024. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal. Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references.
Department
Psychology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Princeton Baby Lab
Requisition # 2024-18412
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/26/2024 10:58 AM)
he 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
Application Deadline
1/31/2024
Requisition # 2024-18407
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/26/2024 10:53 AM)
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full­-time lab manager for Prof. Erik Nook’s Logic of Emotion Lab. The lab integrates behavioral, developmental, psycholinguistic, and neuroscientific approaches to advance both basic and translational understanding of emotion. More information on the lab’s mission, values, people, and publications can be found here: lemolab.princeton.edu This is a one­ year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable but will ideally start July, 2024. Please submit (i) a current CV, (ii) a cover letter that describes your relevant prior experiences and academic/research goals, and (iii) contact information for at least 2 references.  Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to submissions received before March 1st, 2024.
Department
Psychology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Logic of Emotion Lab
Requisition # 2024-18403
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/25/2024 2:30 PM)
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full­-time Research Specialist to manage the laboratory of Professor Molly Crockett.The successful applicant will handle lab administration and data management for the lab as well as interact with students (both graduate and undergraduate), postdoctoral fellows and other individuals who are part of the lab. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is flexible between June 1 and September 1, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Department
Psychology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18310
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/17/2024 1:21 PM)
Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is looking to hire a full-time pre-doctoral research assistant for the Criminal Justice @ SPIA Initiative. The position entails close collaboration with two faculty members, professors Patrick Sharkey and Jonathan Mummolo, on projects related to criminal justice research. Tasks will include research, writing, coordination, and literature review, related to the Violence and Inequality Project and the Research on Policing Reform and Accountability project. In addition to working closely with faculty, research assistants participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including taking graduate or undergraduate courses, attending seminars, and engaging with graduate students and other research assistants. This is a one year term position.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18342
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/16/2024 12:13 PM)
The Behavioral Science for Policy Lab (BSPL) cuts across three academic units at Princeton University: (a.) the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment within the School of Engineering and Applied Science, (b.) the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Center within the School of Public and International Affairs, and (c.) the Department of Psychology. Directed by Dr. Elke Weber, the BSPL’s mission is to put Weber’s previous research insights about the full range of human motivation and human decisions processes into a broader context. Analyzing how decision makers who are imbedded in social networks and their physical and social environment receive information and cues from those sources as well as feedback from the effect of their decisions. The BSPL puts a special emphasis on applying this knowledge of decision making and motivations to climate change. There is also a special emphasis on cross-cultural studies. The BSPL seeks a temporary Research Assistant who will help conduct and analyze documents and interviews with stakeholders about the energy transition in North/Central Appalachia. The position will involve assisting with contacting interview participants, conducting, and transcribing interviews, obtaining policy documents and public comments, and using qualitative analysis software Atlas.ti. Depending on interest and experience, the study may involve programming in Python and assisting with literature review. This position is ideal for someone interested in mixed-methods, community engaged social science research and considering a career in interdisciplinary environmental research. This position also includes opportunities to learn and develop research skills and receive professional mentorship (e.g., in preparation for applying to a PhD). Standard Weekly Hours: 5 hr/weekPay: $15/hrStart Date: As soon as possible
Department
Andlinger Cntr for Energy/Env
Job Type
Temporary
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Behavioral Science for Policy Lab (BSPL)
Application Deadline
2/29/2024
Requisition # 2024-18352
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/12/2024 5:30 PM)
The Research Specialist, who will work with Professors John Londregan and Noel Foster, will be asked to participate in projects that examine mainland Chinese influence in Taiwan, especially through news media and online platforms. The Research Specialist will work on a variety of projects, which may include research on political and voting behavior, as well as broader questions surrounding the study of political communication and media consumption. The senior research specialist will be responsible for managing large-scale textual, survey, and experimental datasets and data analysis (including but not limited to the use of quantitative text analysis and/or natural language processing). The Research Specialist will have the opportunity to attend research seminars and engage with graduate students and researchers. This is a one-year term, part-time position (26.50 hours per week).
Department
Politics
Job Type
Part-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18309
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/12/2024 5:14 PM)
Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is looking to hire a full-time research scientist to work with the Criminal Justice @ SPIA initiative. The position entails close collaboration with the four faculty members of the initiative (Patrick Sharkey, Jonathan Mummolo, Laurence Ralph, Maria Sviatschi).  This position involves a variety of high-level research tasks, including programming, data science tasks, literature review, grant preparation, and writing. This is a one year term, benefits-eligible position.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18308
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/11/2024 2:54 PM)
Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is looking to hire a full-time pre-doctoral research assistant for the Criminal Justice @ SPIA Initiative. The position entails close collaboration with two faculty members, Laurence Ralph and Maria Micaela Sviatschi, on projects related to criminal justice research. The research assistant will provide support on a variety of research tasks. Projects include working with data for a project on organized crime, migration, and inequality in Latin America, and discourse and content analysis for a project on the history of police torture in the United States. In addition to working closely with faculty, research assistants participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including taking graduate or undergraduate courses, attending seminars, and engaging with graduate students and other research assistants. This is a one-year term position. 
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-18303
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/9/2024 8:57 AM)
The Brangwynne Lab at Princeton University is currently considering highly qualified candidates interested in working as a lab technician for a new multi-institutional research project supported by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. The position is available immediately. Position responsibilities include lab support for general molecular biology techniques such as cloning, and some aspects of lab management responsibilities. Individuals with experience in one or more of the following are encouraged to apply: cell culture, CRISPR genome editing techniques, genomics, proteomics, microscopy, model systems such as C.elegans, RNA biology; interest in quantitative approaches would also be helpful. Candidates should have at a minimum a B.S., although Ph.D. level scientists are also welcome to apply. A high level of enthusiasm for research, an interest in learning new tools and techniques, and a demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team are absolutely essential.
Department
Bioengineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Clifford Brangwynne
Requisition # 2023-17613
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/3/2024 12:49 PM)
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 aiinglim@princeton.edu.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Lim Lab
Requisition # 2023-18256
Date Posted 2 months ago(12/22/2023 2:59 PM)
Ellora Derenoncourt (Princeton University), Chi Hyun Kim (University of Bonn), Moritz Kuhn (University of Mannheim), and Moritz Schularick (IfW Kiel, Sciences Po Paris) are seeking a research assistant to work on projects on wealth inequality. The main task will be collecting and harmonizing a novel dataset that combines historical and modern data sources on wealth inequality. This is a temporary U.S. based remote position, working for Princeton University for a period of at least six months. Individuals must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Department
Economics
Job Type
Temporary
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
3/1/2024

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