Research Specialist II

Princeton, NJ
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-8011
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 2 weeks ago
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist II position available in the Boulanger Lab. Responsibilities include assisting with day-to-day laboratory operations, including lab maintenance and ordering, and conducting basic molecular, cellular and biochemical experiments.

This is a one-year term position with the possibiltiy of renewal based on performance and funding availability.


Along with lab management and conducting experiments, the successful applicant will work with and support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the lab on various projects investigating mechanisms of neural circuit development and plasticity, with a special emphasis on neural-immune interactions.


Essential Qualifications:
  • A masters or more advanced degree in biological or medical sciences.
  • Previous research experience performing and troubleshooting basic molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches.
  • Strong background in biology and previous research experience in neuroscience.
  • Excellent organizational skills and outstanding references.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with techniques including tissue culture, PCR, gene cloning and expression, protein purification, immunoprecipitation, western blotting, histology, immunolabeling, and confocal microscopy are desirable, but the candidate can be trained in these techniques on the job.
  • Skill in electrophysiology (in particular, patch clamp methods) is desirable, but not required.
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and imaging and statistical analysis software 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, 020

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Comments Related to End Date

One year term position with possibility of renewal, based on satisfactory performance and funding.

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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