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Requisition # 2020-11985
Date Posted 1 day ago(9/23/2020 9:55 AM)
 The Gould lab, a neuroscience lab that studies brain plasticity in experimental animals in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, seeks a full-time Research Specialist to assist with on-going experiments. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual with excellent organizational skills and ability to work well with others. The successful candidate will have a willingness to learn and acquire new skills. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon successful performance and continued funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Gould Lab
Requisition # 2020-11976
Date Posted 7 days ago(9/17/2020 4:28 PM)
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 Professor OwenZidar along with his co-authors, on topics such as income and wealth inequality, entrepreneurship, regional economic development, and the analysis of tax and social insurance policies. Professor Zidar’s prior pre-docs have gone on to Ph.D. programs in economics at Harvard, UC Berkeley, and University of Chicago. 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 2021. The position is based in Princeton, NJ, though some RAs live in the metropolitan area and work remotely for part of the week. During the COVID-19 crisis, all work is remote.   
Department
Economics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11962
Date Posted 7 days ago(9/17/2020 3:44 PM)
The Industrial Relations Section (IRS) at Princeton University, established in 1922, is a research and instructional center within the Princeton Economics Department that houses faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting researchers who carry out research in labor economics and related areas. IRS invites applications from motivated individuals for a senior research specialist position assisting Christopher Neilson, assistant professor of economics and public policy. In addition to assembling and managing data sets, the senior research specialist will prepare computer code that implements estimation of complex microeconometric models of behavior and will write about the results of the models in preparation for publication in leading academic journals.  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. For more information about the research staff experience in the Section, please see a Q & A with four recent Senior Research Specialists.
Department
Industrial Relations
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11961
Date Posted 7 days ago(9/17/2020 3:37 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. For more information about the research staff experience in the Section, see a Q & A with four recent Senior Research Specialists.
Department
Industrial Relations
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11973
Date Posted 7 days ago(9/17/2020 11:07 AM)
The Shvartsman Laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist II. 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 manage the lab, provide general research support to the lab and work with the PI and other lab members to design and execute experiments. Lab management responsibilities will include organizing the lab, increasing lab efficiency, ordering/inventory, maintaining equipment, and training new lab members. The Research Specialist will also perform basic molecular biology procedures and 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 will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal given satisfactory job performance and continued funding.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Shvartsman
Requisition # 2020-11953
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(9/11/2020 3:55 PM)
The Seung Lab is looking for bright, energetic, and rad people to join our neuroscience lab as image analysts / image annotators. What is key is an interest in scientific innovation and an appreciation for gaming. The Seung Lab is trying to tease apart the mysteries of neuroscience by using machine learning algorithm to lead the charge into connectomics - an ambitious effort to map wiring diagram of the nervous system. We expect these reconstructions enable dramatic leaps in our understanding of brain function.The successful assistant will be involved with the annotation of brain images from serial electron microscopy for mouse, zebrafish and fly connectomic projects badly needed for decades from neuroscience community. The assistants will use custom computer software to assemble 3D reconstructions of neurons from fragments and use Photoshop-style software to color cellular structures cross sections in images. As an Image Analyst, you will provide quality-assured results and work with a growing team of talented researchers and developers. You will learn about neuroscience knowledge and basic machine learning pipeline to make you succeed in your work. Applicants are recommended to play the game www.eyewire.org and include their username and scores in the application.The lab maintains an atmosphere that is relaxed, friendly, and permeated by a slightly dark sense of humor. You will get the warm satisfaction of working FOR SCIENCE!
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Temporary
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Seung
Application Deadline
10/11/2020
Requisition # 2020-11900
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(9/10/2020 4:25 PM)
The Ayroles laboratory at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Senior Research Specialist position. We are looking for creative and passionate people at various stage in their careers. The research scientist will work closely with the PI and a number of postdocs and graduate students on data generation and protocol development. The candidate will have the opportunity to co-author publications and, depending on their background and experience, craft their own research projects. Training and guidance will be provided for those aspects of the job in which the candidate is lacking sufficient expertise. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.  The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Lab overview: Our group takes a multi-disciplinary approach to study the biological basis for individual variation. We seek to understand how genes interact with each other and their environment to shape variation between individuals. Despite considerable effort and resources, little progress has been made in human genetics towards understanding the genetic basis for diseases that are clearly associated with environmental exposure (e.g. diet, toxins) but have a clear heritable component (e.g. cardiovascular disease, asthma). It is well established in quantitative genetics that stressful environmental exposure tends to increase the phenotypic variance of a population. In other words, stress tends to decrease organismal robustness. But how and why? And most importantly, why do some individuals appear to be more sensitive than others to such environmental perturbations? To address this question, we use model systems such as Drosophila to systematically delineate how individual respond to changing conditions under both normal and stressful environments. Our goal is to (1) achieve a better understanding of differential response activities at the behavioral, transcriptional and metabolic level and (2) identify and characterize context-specific responses - especially with respect to genetic background. Various projects in the lab are unified by our interest in understanding the interplay between genetic and environment variation whether we are pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with model organism or translating our findings to human biology.
Department
Integrative Genomics
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Ayroles
Requisition # 2020-11945
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(9/10/2020 3:24 PM)
The lab of Dr. Yael Niv in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology at Princeton University (nivlab.princeton.edu) is seeking a bright and motivated full-time research assistant. Research in the lab focuses on computational modeling of learning and decision making, with a particular focus on mental illness (computational psychiatry). The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in computational modeling and experimental analysis, and to learn about the psychology and neuroscience of learning and decision making. The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong programming abilities and a keen interest in the lab's research. Prior expertise with machine learning and/or advanced statistical analyses is advantageous. This is a one-year position only.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Niv Lab
Requisition # 2020-11946
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(9/10/2020 2:22 PM)
 The Princeton Gerrymandering Project (PGP), http://gerrymander.princeton.edu/, is comprised of a small team doing big things. We’re looking for a technical mind to join our team as a Data Engineer to help us build tools to fight gerrymandering. As the entire US redraws every state and congressional district over the next two years, the P rinceton Gerrymandering Project will support fair and transparent redistricting during this critical juncture in American democracy. We have pioneered new methods for data collection, map analysis, legal briefs, and redistricting legislation to help reformers in all 50 states. The person in this role will be collecting and preparing data for some of our major projects, including OpenPrecincts and partisan gerrymandering analyses in various states. Take a look ath ttps://openprecincts.org/ar/ to see what kind of work product you would be expected to prepare. You should bring enthusiasm to the nitty-gritty tasks of one-off data munging, setting up data cleaning pipelines, and parsing complex data sets. The ideal candidate is passionate about democracy and wants to work with a team dedicated to achieving real reform. You have the skills and experience to clean and validate data. You are interested in technical documentation and improving the efficiency of your work. You can work hard to reach deadlines that are driven by real-world needs. You are not afraid to take on new challenges and apply your unique skills to solve complex problems in innovative ways: you are a tenacious data detective! This is a full-time position on a one-year renewable contract based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. Due to current extenuating circumstances, this position is open to remote candidates.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Election Innovation Lab
Requisition # 2020-11936
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(9/1/2020 12:38 PM)
Photosynthetic organisms, our planet's greatest chemists, form the foundations for human health by providing us with food, fuel, materials and drugs. Yet, our understanding of these organisms is in its infancy. The Jonikas laboratory aims to enable advances in sustainability by developing transformative tools and resources for photosynthetic organisms. The laboratory seeks a full-time Research Specialist I who will join a vibrant team that aims to place genes of photosynthetic eukaryotes into pathways on a genome-wide scale using high-throughput genetics, high-throughput protein localization and identification of protein-protein interactions. The P.I. is dedicated to providing laboratory members with a nurturing training environment.   This position is a term appointment of two years with possibility of renewal contingent on performance and continued funding.
Department
Molecular Biology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Jonikas Lab
Requisition # 2020-11914
Date Posted 1 month ago(8/21/2020 2:55 PM)
The Research Software Engineer will be an integral member of the Murthy research lab in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. The lab is focused on cutting-edge computational neuroscience research, studying how the brain processes sensory information, mediates decision-making and learning, and drives behaviors. The Research Software Engineer will collaborate with researchers and provide computational expertise in algorithm development and selection, code development, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code. The Research Software Engineer will work remotely but interact directly (via video conferencing) with faculty, student/postdoctoral researchers, and technical staff. They will also interact with other research software engineers that provide support for applications within the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) as well as the University as a whole. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in scientific programming and familiarity with academic research. They will be able to translate academic research code into production quality, stable and documented code. Examples of code bases that the candidate would be working with are available at: https://github.com/murthylab. This is a 1 year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research
Name of Lab
Murthy Lab
Requisition # 2020-11899
Date Posted 1 month ago(8/18/2020 12:15 PM)
 The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I/II position available to work in the laboratory of Professor Samuel S.-H. Wang. The lab’s mission is to understand how the cerebellum contributes to the development of cognition and sociality in the mammalian brain, in both normal function and autism. The research specialist will collaborate with graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows in the lab on various projects related to cerebellar neural circuits. The ideal applicant will be energetic, self-directed learners with previous research experience. They should have basic laboratory skills and proficiency in rodent behavioral experiments.This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.Level/grade will be commensurate with the qualifications of the selected candidate. 
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Wang Lab
Requisition # 2020-11828
Date Posted 2 months ago(7/20/2020 3:48 PM)
The Princeton Psychology Department invites applications for a Research Specialist to begin in Summer 2020. We are looking for a talented and driven candidate to help develop and deploy psychological studies on an integrated web and mobile platform built for large-scale behavioral science research: The Person Project.  The ideal candidate will have experience in both psychology and web development, and a strong interest in combining both in an effort to illuminate human behavior.  This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance.  
Department
Psychology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11814
Date Posted 2 months ago(7/13/2020 3:12 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. This position is a term appointment of two years with possibility of renewal contingent on performance and continued funding.
Department
Molecular Biology
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
Myhrvold
Requisition # 2020-11786
Date Posted 3 months ago(6/26/2020 9:41 AM)
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a technical support position in the lab of Professor Edgar Choueiri.Recent graduate with a BS degree in audio, electrical or mechanical engineering with knowledge of spatial audio, applied acoustics, signal processing and computer programming. 
Department
Mechanical & Aerospace Eng
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2019-11178
Date Posted 6 months 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 # 2020-11462
Date Posted 8 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 # 2020-11420
Date Posted 8 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 # 2019-10707
Date Posted 1 year ago(8/9/2019 11:23 AM)
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Senior Research Specialist position available for theCircuits of coGnitive Systems collaboration (braincogs.org). This 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. Our project, funded by the NIH BRAIN initiative, is a collaboration between the research groups of Carlos Brody, Mark Goldman (UC Davis), Jonathan Pillow, Sebastian Seung, David Tank, Sam Wang, and Ilana Witten.  The primary responsibility of this position is to provide technical support for the custom optical and behavioral instrumentation used within the multiple laboratories in our project. These systems will be used for large scale optical recording and optogenetic perturbation studies on the mechanisms of working memory and decision-making. After proper training, the successful candidate will also be expected to assist other researchers with the usage of several commercial instruments (confocal microscope, light sheet microscopes, slide scanner). Work will be performed in conjunction with the recently established Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics. The successful candidate will work with Bezos Center management and faculty to develop and support the imaging tools and peripheral instrumentation.  This is initially a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, based on satisfactory funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.  A bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field is required. A master's or PhD degree is preferred.
Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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