Research Specialist

Princeton, NJ
Apr 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7356
Department Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 4/7/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


The McBride Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University is seeking a research specialist to support research on the molecular and evolutionary basis of host-seeking behavior in the dengue fever mosquito. This will be a unique opportunity to assist in exciting interdisciplinary research on mosquitoes.


The job responsibilities will include
  • General maintenance of the lab and mosquito colonies
  • Research assistance on such projects involving mosquito breeding, transgenesis, behavioral experiments, molecular biology, high throughput sequencing etc.


The interested candidate should have a bachelor's degree in biology or related field and previous experience in a research laboratory (beyond lab classes). It is essential that candidates be organized, detail-oriented, and demonstrate enthusiasm for working and communicating with others in a collaborative lab setting. Previous experience rearing insects and carrying out molecular biology protocols in a research setting is preferred. A demonstrated interest in evolution, neuroscience, and genetics is also preferred.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

RSP, 010

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

One year term position, renewal contingent on performance and funding.

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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