Research Specialist I

Princeton, NJ
Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-8010
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 2 months ago
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The researcher will work with Dr. Michael Lesnick and his collaborators on a large, ongoing project to develop cutting edge algorithms and software for topological data analysis. The position is expected to last until Fall 2018, with the possibility to continue in a related position at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute afterwards.

This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate looking to do research in preparation for graduate school in math, computer science, or a related field. However, candidates at any stage in their career will be considered.


The project has a component concerned with fast, scalable computation of topological signatures of data, and also a data visualization component. The researcher will work on one or both of these components, depending on their strengths and interests. There will also be opportunities to apply novel topological data analysis tools to neuroscience data.


Essential Qualifications:
  • B.A. in mathematics, computer, science, or a related discipline (an exception may be considered for an outstanding candidate)
  • Mathematical maturity, including familiarity with linear algebra
  • Ability to code in C++
  • Desire and ability to absorb challenging new mathematics

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with abstract algebra and algebraic topology
  • Prior research experience
  • Experience with data analysis/data visualization

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


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Comments Related to End Date

Job is expected to last until Fall 2018

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