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Requisition # 2022-14812
Date Posted 6 days ago(5/11/2022 3:12 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. In addition, the Research Technician will serve as back up to our Loading Dock Attendant when the Attendant is out of the office and provide assistance as needed in the preparation of a variety of microbiological media required for research. 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 # 2022-14778
Date Posted 6 days ago(5/10/2022 8:49 PM)
Do you want to help enable and advance groundbreaking academic research? Do you have a background in research and love to write and optimize code? Do you want to support the use and development of software in a centralized high-performance computing environment? Princeton Research Computing, a consortium of campus groups led by the Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering (PICSciE) and the Office of Information Technology’s Research Computing group,is recruiting a full-time research software and programming analyst to join its team. In the Researcher Engagement group, we provide computational expertise to help researchers from all disciplines get work done by removing barriers to success in research. Our group is committed to creating a collaborative environment in which the best software engineering practices are valued, and to sharing and applying cross-disciplinary computational techniques to new and emerging areas.In this position, you will be an integral member of a team focused on supporting the research computing community. You will guide users in their choice of systems, software and programming languages, as well as help users find solutions to their computing research problems. In this work, you will work closely with IT colleagues, and faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers to enable and accelerate their research computing efforts.If you have a strong background in scientific programming or data science, high performance computing, and academic research, you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact on research computing at Princeton. This position reports to the Director of Researcher Engagement. 
Department
Computational Science and Eng
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Application Deadline
10/31/2022
Requisition # 2022-14795
Date Posted 1 week ago(5/9/2022 2:28 PM)
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full­-time lab manager in the Stigma and Social Perception Lab, under the supervision of Drs. Stacey Sinclair & Nicole Shelton. The lab conducts research using a variety of methods, including lab-­based experiments, surveys, and experience ­sampling, to study factors that influence the manifestation and consequences of prejudice.  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 2022. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as technical and research experience. Please also submit contact information for at least 2 references. Contact Dr. Nicole Shelton (nshelton@princeton.edu) or Dr. Stacey Sinclair (ssinclr@princeton.edu) for additional questions.
Department
Psychology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
The Stigma and Social Perception Lab
Application Deadline
5/20/2022
Requisition # 2022-14490
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(5/5/2022 12:06 PM)
Do you want to help enable and advance groundbreaking neuroscience research through software development? Do you have a background in research but love to write code? Are you looking to apply your scientific programming expertise to a novel set of research problems? Then we are looking for someone like you to join our team of scientists, analysts, and developers in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. The Research Computing group at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics provides computational research expertise and bioinformatics support to multiple labs across a diverse set of disciplines. As an institute-wide team of software experts, we are focused on improving the quality, performance, and sustainability of the Institute’s computational research software. The group is committed to creating collaborative environments in which the best software engineering practices are valued, and to sharing and applying cross-disciplinary computational techniques in new and emerging areas. In this position, you will be an integral member of a neuroscience research team focused on the cutting-edge of transcriptomic and epigenomic research applied to understanding how experience shapes brain development and circuits. Your role will be to provide computational expertise in algorithm development, selection, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code. In addition, you will support other projects in research labs within the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. If you have a strong background in scientific programming, academic research, and an interest in neuroscience and genomics, you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact on multiple high-profile research projects. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on job performance and continued funding.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Academic Administration
Requisition # 2022-14676
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(5/4/2022 2:09 PM)
The Department of Anthropology seeks a Data, Graphics and  Research Assistant to help collect, organize, and visualize data for the Ethnographic Data Visualization Lab (VizE Lab). Primary duties will be locating and curating data from various sources and then visualizing the content of the data for the Lab’s High Water Mark project. Most of this work will involve environmental, mapping, and “citizen science” data. Secondary duties will involve meeting with people who have collected, or who have access to, relevant data. In order to obtain this data, the Data and Research Assistant will need to understand issues of data ownership and research ethics in order to create open access data files and related visualizations. The Data and Research Assistant will also be mapping historical and demographic data for this and other projects in the VizE Lab. Such other data sets include survey, demographic and financial data, for example.Knowledge of Arch GIS and Excel are required. Some familiarity with Tableau and descriptive statistics are a plus. Facility with scrubbing data from websites is also preferred. Ability to be self-directed, learn new software, and to work well in teams.
Department
Anthropology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Institutional Research and Planning
Requisition # 2022-14764
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(5/4/2022 10:28 AM)
The Rabinowitz lab, a recognized leader in metabolomics, seeks a mass spectrometry Senior Research Specialist I to contribute to the operations and research efforts of their ~ 25 member team at Princeton University. The Rabinowitz 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. 
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Rabinowitz
Requisition # 2022-14649
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(4/28/2022 12:26 PM)
Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is looking to hire a full-time pre-doctoral research assistant (Senior Research Specialist). The position entails close collaboration with professor Seema Jayachandran on research projects related to development economics (e.g., environmental conservation, gender equality, early childhood education). The position involves a variety of tasks that provide excellent preparation for graduate school, such as managing data sets, statistical analysis, design and implementation of surveys, summarizing research findings, and editing research papers. The opportunity to actively participate in fieldwork in a developing country context is also a possibility (though not required) for the position.
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14646
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(4/26/2022 8:54 PM)
The Krienen lab in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (krienenlab.org) is seeking a bright and motivated full-time technician. Research in the lab focuses on understanding genetic influences that shape the development and evolution of the mammalian brain. Research Specialist responsibilities include using and developing cutting edge technologies such as single cell genomics and other molecular assays to reveal conservation and innovation in brain cell types and circuits. The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in molecular biology, genomics-based technology development and computational analysis. The ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong programming abilities and a keen interest in the lab's research. Prior expertise with single cell genomics, cell culture or next generation sequencing is advantageous.  This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and continued funding, starting in the summer or fall of 2022.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Krienen
Requisition # 2022-14642
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(4/26/2022 3:53 PM)
The Krienen Lab (krienenlab.org) at Princeton University is looking for an experienced research technician to work as a full-time Research Specialist. Research in the lab focuses on understanding genetic influences that shape the development and evolution of the mammalian brain. The individual will manage daily operations for the laboratory and participate in research projects. We use a wide range of molecular biology and neuroscience techniques, particularly focused on single cell genomic sequencing (transcriptomics and epigenomics) to understand cellular and molecular diversity in mammalian brains. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal, starting in the summer or fall of 2022. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance and continued funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Krienen Lab
Requisition # 2022-14640
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(4/26/2022 3:49 PM)
Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a research specialist position to join a laboratory whose focus of work is DNA polymorphisms and human behavior. The successful candidate will work with the P.I. and other laboratory staff to 1) genotype DNA samples using PCR, real-time PCR, perform gel electrophoresis and related techniques; 2) telomere length measurement; 3) Process incoming DNA samples using qauantitative PCR; 4) assist in general laboratory work. 
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Notterman Lab
Requisition # 2022-14631
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(4/26/2022 11:20 AM)
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. 
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Seung & Murthy Labs
Requisition # 2022-14600
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/21/2022 6:56 PM)
A Research Specialist position is available in Uri Hasson’s lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. The Hasson lab focuses on communication and social behavior and has launched a large-scale longitudinal developmental study together with the Baby Lab at the Department of Psychology. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual who is interested in operation management and assistance to groundbreaking scientific research. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding availability and performance.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Hasson Lab
Requisition # 2022-14597
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/21/2022 6:49 PM)
Princeton University's Neuroscience Institute seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory whose work focuses on neural mechanisms underlying sensory processing and sensory-driven behaviors in the fruit fly, Drosophila. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual who has a willingness to learn and acquire new skills (and demonstrated track record in learning new techniques). This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and funding
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Murthy Lab
Requisition # 2022-14434
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/21/2022 6:14 PM)
The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position to manage a broad collection of live Drosophila (fruit fly) stocks across multiple research laboratories at the Institute (Prs. Michael Levine, Thomas Gregor, Eric Wieschaus, Gertrud Schüpbach, and Jared Toettcher). This position requires independence and strong organizational skills, as it will entail managing time and resources to successfully maintain this collection – the fruit of decades of work, and a critical resource for current and future research. This position will be essential to supporting cutting-edge research in these labs, which involves a wide array of tools ranging from molecular biology and genetics to genomics and state-of-the-art microscopy. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package. This is an 80% time position, 29 hours/week. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Job Type
Part-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14587
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/19/2022 4:06 PM)
The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) at Princeton University is seeking a Research Specialist I to work on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FF).  FF is based on a sample of ~5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000, where births to unmarried mothers were oversampled by a ratio of 3 to 1. This sampling strategy resulted in the inclusion of a large number of Black, Hispanic, and low-income families. Mothers and fathers were interviewed shortly after the birth and follow-up interviews were conducted when children were approximately ages 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, and 22 (data collection began late 2020 and will run through Dec. 2022).
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14583
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/19/2022 10:13 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.
Department
Politics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14584
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(4/19/2022 8:35 AM)
The Statistical Services Manager in the Department of Politics manages the Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (QAPS) statistical consulting service. This program provides expert assistance to graduate and undergraduate students who are conducting statistical analysis in their research. The manager serves as a consultant and oversees a team of graduate student consultants who also provide assistance to other students. The manager may also be appointed as a lecturer when teaching precept sections and serving as head preceptor for POL 345: Introduction to Quantitative and Analytical Social Science, or other undergraduate courses in quantitative methods, as needed.
Department
Politics
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14552
Date Posted 1 month ago(4/13/2022 2:31 PM)
High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) seeks an energetic individual to provide research assistance to Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, Senior Research Scholar. 
Department
High Meadows Environmental Ins
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2022-14528
Date Posted 1 month ago(4/11/2022 4:22 PM)
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist 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, in close collaboration with Pardis Sabeti’s lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.We seek a highly motivated individual to work closely with senior researchers within the Myhrvold Lab at Princeton University. The ability to communicate effectively, work well in a team setting, and a strong desire to learn new methods are required. The applicant will interact with members of the group assisting with molecular cloning, DNA/RNA preparation, qPCR, CRISPR-based RNA cleavage assay development, assay optimization, and Illumina sequencing. The position offers an excellent opportunity to participate in a dynamic research environment in an exciting fast-paced field of research, with opportunities for international travel. Your work will be central to several major research projects, including collaborations with other top labs at Princeton University, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Harvard Medical School. This position will allow for professional advancement, skill development, and co-authorship on high-impact publications.
Department
Molecular Biology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Myhrvold
Requisition # 2022-14520
Date Posted 1 month ago(4/8/2022 4:34 PM)
The Empirical Study of Conflict (ESOC) Project seeks a Research Specialist to provide geo-spatial and statistical analysis, as well as qualitative research for a multi-university team of researchers. This is a one-year position with possible extension. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. online. Upon request, candidates should be prepared to submit references, transcripts, and/or writing samples. 
Department
Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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