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Requisition # 2019-11178
Date Posted 2 days ago(3/30/2020 4:05 PM)
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
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11326
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(3/20/2020 2:12 PM)
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory focused on studying host responses to human hepatotropic infections, including hepatitis viruses and flaviviruses. The successful candidate will work with the P.I. and members of the lab to design and perform experiments with a particular focus on the analysis of host responses in humanized mouse models.
Department
Molecular Biology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Ploss
Requisition # 2020-11641
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 10:26 AM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I to join the laboratory of Joshua Rabinowitz. The anticipated start-date is the 25th of May 2020. Our lab aims to obtain a quantitative understanding of metabolism, with the overarching goal of applying this knowledge to the treatment of human disease (cancer, obesity, aging) and the production of biofuels. This is achieved by applying liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy (LC-MS) and isotope tracing, methods in which the lab is a world leader, to yeast, mammalian cells, and animal specimens. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Salary will include the full benefits package.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2020-11551
Date Posted 1 month ago(2/27/2020 12:37 PM)
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. Graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. 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.  
Department
Industrial Relations
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11548
Date Posted 1 month ago(2/26/2020 4:30 PM)
The Shvartsman Laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Our research focuses on the quantitative analysis of development. Our goal is to establish models that connect multiple levels of description, from gene sequence to pattern formation and morphogenesis. We emphasize close coupling between genetic experiments, computations, and theory, and use the fruit fly (Drosophila) as an experimental system for model validation. The Research Specialist will provide general research support to the lab and work with the PI and other lab members to design and execute experiments, perform basic molecular biology procedures, perform confocal microscopy techniques and imaging of live and fixed embryos as well as perform image analysis, and perform other tasks in support of the lab. 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.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Shvartsman
Requisition # 2020-11516
Date Posted 1 month ago(2/18/2020 3:42 PM)
The Department of Politics is seeking applicants for its Emerging Scholars in Political Science (ESPS) program. ESPS participants are hired as predoctoral research specialists on a part-time, benefits-eligible basis.The goal of the Emerging Scholars in Political Science (ESPS) program is to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in political science.This position is a 70% duty time (25 hours per week), term appointment of one year with possibility of renewal contingent on performance and continued funding.
Department
Politics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Part-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11481
Date Posted 2 months ago(2/12/2020 10:17 AM)
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 covering a wide range of cutting-edge social science research. 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.
Department
Politics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11479
Date Posted 2 months ago(2/11/2020 4:16 PM)
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.  
Department
Psychology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11462
Date Posted 2 months ago(2/6/2020 11:43 AM)
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.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
BRAIN CoGS
Requisition # 2020-11461
Date Posted 2 months ago(2/5/2020 4:21 PM)
The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) at Princeton University is seeking a Research Specialist/Data Fellow to coordinate a new project on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) investigating the availability of administrative data from federal, state, and local agencies for merge to FFCWS survey data, developing partnerships with these agencies in order to institute data sharing agreements, and working to establish formal contracts for data access. Administrative records data may include workforce development, employment and earnings, education, child protection, adult criminal justice, and health files. We anticipate these new data sources will greatly expand the Study’s capacity for innovative research. This position is funded through a two-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This position is a term appointment of two years with possibility of renewal contingent on performance and continued funding.
Department
Population Research
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11445
Date Posted 2 months ago(2/3/2020 2:54 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for an animal Research Specialist I or II to join the laboratory of Joshua Rabinowitz. The anticipated start-date is the 1st of March 2020 or later. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance. The key role for this position will be managing our animal colonies. Our lab aims to obtain a quantitative understanding of metabolism, with the overarching goal of applying this knowledge to the treatment of human disease (cancer, obesity, aging) and the production of biofuels. In particular, our overall whole-body mammalian objective is to quantitatively measure the organ-specific production and utilization of key nutrients, including fats, sugars, amino acids, energy molecules, and vitamins/cofactors. Thus, allowing quantitative understanding of the metabolic basis for mammalian disease and enable better diagnosis and treatment. This is achieved by applying liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy (LC-MS) and isotope tracing, methods in which the lab is a world leader, to yeast, mammalian cells, and animal specimens.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2020-11449
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/31/2020 9:37 AM)
The Amodeo Laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II. Our research focuses on cellular decision making in the early embryo. We seek to understand the control of the mid-blastula transition and zygotic genome activation using single embryo microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics in the fruit fly, Drosophila. 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.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Amodeo
Requisition # 2020-11420
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/24/2020 4:07 PM)
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. 
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Witten Lab
Requisition # 2020-11391
Date Posted 3 months ago(1/16/2020 1:57 PM)
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time, Spanish-English bilingual 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 postdocs, graduate students, senior thesis students, and research assistants, as well as various faculty members including Drs. Lauren Emberson, Adele Goldberg, Uri Hasson, and Tania Lombrozo. Targeted start date is June 1, 2020. This position is a term appointment of one year with possibility of renewal.
Department
Psychology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Princeton Baby Lab
Requisition # 2019-11239
Date Posted 4 months ago(12/11/2019 11:41 AM)
The Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science (DDSS) at Princeton University invites applications for a Senior Research Specialist (SR) position, which will provide research and data management support for a variety of computational social science research projects. The SRS will serve as a key contact and consultant for a portfolio of faculty research projects across social science disciplines. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.
Department
Data Driven Social Science
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2019-11243
Date Posted 4 months ago(12/9/2019 12:59 PM)
The Akey Laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Senior Research Specialist I. 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 (such as ChIP-Seq), and gene editing. We seek a motivated and highly organized individual to contribute to large-scale functional genomics and various support activities in the lab. One immediate goal for this technician will be helping to set up the Akey wet lab in newly renovated laboratory space. Responsibilities will therefore include ordering equipment and supplies, setting up experimental devices, and establishing organizational systems for lab reagents. In addition, this technician will be expected to contribute to research efforts and analysis of data. The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature, thinking critically about experimental design, and working independently to design and implement experiments. The role has great potential for the advancement of skills in sought after research technologies. 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.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Akey
Requisition # 2019-11196
Date Posted 4 months ago(11/22/2019 4:49 PM)
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.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Viral and Genetic Neuroengineering Lab
Requisition # 2019-11104
Date Posted 5 months ago(10/31/2019 3:49 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
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Cohen Lab
Requisition # 2019-10936
Date Posted 6 months ago(9/30/2019 12:31 PM)
The Research Specialist will assist a group of Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics faculty members (including Atif Mian, Adrien Matray, David Schoenherr, Natalie Cox Bachas, Moritz Lenel, and Motohiro Yogo) in various aspects of their research. The research projects involve questions relating to macroeconomics, finance, and public policy.
Department
Woodrow Wilson School
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2019-10784
Date Posted 7 months ago(8/27/2019 4:24 PM)
Research Specialist I/II PositionLewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics 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 (such as ChIP-Seq), and gene editing. We seek a motivated and highly organized individual to contribute to large-scale functional genomics and various support activities in the lab. One immediate goal for this technician will be helping to set up the Akey wet lab in newly renovated laboratory space. Responsibilities will therefore include ordering equipment and supplies, setting up experimental devices, and establishing organizational systems for lab reagents. In addition, this technician will be expected to contribute to research efforts and analysis of data. The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and thinking critically about experimental design. The role has great 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.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Akey

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