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Requisition # 2021-13561
Date Posted 6 days ago(10/15/2021 3:46 PM)
The Molecular Biology department seeks applicants for an open Glasswasher/Lab Assistant position. The Glasswasher will perform routine non-technical laboratory tasks predominantly mechanical in nature. 
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-13501
Date Posted 6 days ago(10/15/2021 12:03 PM)
The Princeton Program in Public Finance 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 Kleven and Kuziemko on topics such as income and wealth inequality, entrepreneurship, regional economic development, and the analysis of tax and social insurance policies. Opportunity for candidate to take one graduate or undergraduate course per semester. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The end date is dependent on the start date, which may vary, but will likely be during the Summer or early Fall of 2022. The position is based in Princeton, NJ, though some RAs live in the metropolitan area and work remotely for part of the week. COVID-19 vaccinations are required to work at Princeton University.
Department
Economics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
7/1/2022
Requisition # 2021-13555
Date Posted 6 days ago(10/15/2021 8:23 AM)
The International Economics Section 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.
Department
International Economics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
12/1/2021
Requisition # 2021-13429
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 12:30 PM)
Throughout the year, the Lewis Thomas Teaching Laboratory Research Specialist will aid in the planning and preparations for all laboratory sessions, including ordering equipment and supplies, preparing and testing reagents before dispensing for student use, maintaining functional equipment (ranging from micropipettes to analytical balances to microscopes), and maintaining a safe and productive laboratory (keeping inventories, restocking, handling chemical waste, organizing and cleaning).   
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
LTL Teaching Lab
Requisition # 2021-13499
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 12:26 PM)
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory studying organ morphogenesis, embryonic patterning, and disease mechanisms in zebrafish. The ideal candidate will possess an organizational mindset to manage aspects of the laboratory including ordering, inventory, and zebrafish strain maintenance. The position will include the opportunity to conduct independent research and require the candidate to assist lab members with their research projects. This is a 1-year term position with the possibility of renewal.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Burdine
Requisition # 2021-13449
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(9/29/2021 10:53 AM)
The goal of the Simons Post-baccalaureate Scholars Program at Princeton is to train scholars who have completed their undergraduate studies but want more research preparation to improve their chances of admission to highly competitive PhD programs or another competitive career path. The program provides intensive research and/or work experience and mentoring. Each scholar will have a research mentor that oversees their research project and a non-research mentor that provides career advice and feedback on graduate school preparation. The ideal outcome for participants is to either enter a competitive graduate program or to find an impactful placement in government, nonprofits, or the private sector. The PSSP is for people who have received a bachelor's degree (or will receive one by the time of appointment) in the fields of physics or astrophysics.  Program participants are hired as salaried research specialists for a period of up-to one year to conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor and will receive all benefits associated with their status as regular University staff. 
Department
Physics
Job Type
Full-Time
Requisition # 2021-13444
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(9/24/2021 10:58 AM)
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 2022 are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can start on or around July 1, 2022.  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
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-13377
Date Posted 1 month ago(9/21/2021 8:59 AM)
The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance based in Princeton’s School of Public & International affairs promotes research and teaching at the intersection of finance, macroeconomics and policy under its director Prof. Atif Mian. We seek to hire talented and motivated predoctoral research specialists to assist economics and finance faculty working at the center.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
3/1/2022
Requisition # 2021-13098
Date Posted 1 month ago(9/20/2021 2:55 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University seeks applicants for a Research Specialist II / Lab Media Technician position. The Media Technician will provide assistance to several different labs in the preparation of a variety of microbiological media required for research. In addition, the Media Technician will serve very important auxiliary roles as a back up to our Loading Dock Attendant when the Attendant is out of the office and as additional technical support to our Genomics Core Facility as needed to fill in for Core staff or when Core services are in high demand. Experience working in a laboratory and/or familiarity with sterile technique and analytical solution preparation are required.  Salary will include the full benefits package. The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal given satisfactory job performance and continued funding and staffing needs. 
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Media lab
Requisition # 2021-12888
Date Posted 1 month ago(9/17/2021 2:18 PM)
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I (RSI) 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.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Myhrvold lab
Requisition # 2021-13106
Date Posted 1 month ago(9/10/2021 9:58 AM)
The Hasson lab in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute has an opportunity available for a research software engineer. The Hasson lab is part of an exciting and growing trend in neuroscience that applies natural language processing to study human language and cognition under natural and realistic conditions. Among other things, the candidate will work with a large data set of video and audio data recorded in natural settings and machine learning algorithms to develop tools for modeling child development. 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 references. For further information please contact Uri Hasson at hasson@princeton.edu  The term of this appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Hasson Lab
Requisition # 2021-13211
Date Posted 2 months ago(8/11/2021 9:57 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a research technician (Research Specialist I or II) to provide technical support to the Genomics Core Facility by preparing samples and running the high-throughput sequencers. 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. The position will start as soon as possible. This will be a one-year full-time term position, with the possibility of renewal given satisfactory job performance and continued funding.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Genomics Core Facility
Requisition # 2021-12731
Date Posted 5 months ago(5/13/2021 7:55 AM)
Construction and analysis of computational models for the dynamics and control of infectious diseases.  Major projects will be: the spatio-temporal dynamics of COVID-19 under uncertainties about vaccinal and natural immunity; the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on vaccination and transmission rates for other infections, notably measles.
Department
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Job Type
Temporary
Category
Research and Laboratory
Application Deadline
5/24/2021
Requisition # 2021-12540
Date Posted 7 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

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