Research Specialist I (Lab)

Job description

Requisition # 2017-8276
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available with Professor Ilana Witten.

The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with a strong background with optogenetics or electrophysiology, previous research experience in neuroscience, and ideally familiarity with Matlab or Python.

Applications should include a cover letter indicating why you would like the job and what you will bring to the lab, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance.


Responsibilities include training mice and rats on operant tasks, performing optogenetic experiments, and histological analysis of brain tissue. The possibility of contributing to cellular-resolution imaging experiments exists as well. The research specialist will collaborate with graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows in the lab on various projects related to the neural circuits underlying reward-related behaviors.


A bachelors degree or equivalent in neuroscience, psychology or related field is required. Research experience involving neuroscience methods is 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)


Comments Related to End Date

One-year term with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance.

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 2/14/2018
Application Due: 4/15/2018
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