Research Specialist I (Lab)

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8546
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Neuroscience of Cognitive Control Lab at Princeton University (PI: Jonathan Cohen) is currently seeking a full time research assistant.

Our lab explores the cognitive, computational and neutral bases of cognitive control. For background information about the lab, please see:

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding availability and performance.

This position is ideal for a motivated college graduate who is thinking of applying to graduate school in psychology/neuroscience.


Primary responsibilities for this position will include: a) recruitment and testing of human subjects; b) assisting with the design, implementation, and analysis of human behavioral and neuroimaging experiments; and c) managing day to day lab business.


  • B.S., B.A. or equivalent required in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Applicants must be able to work in MRI environments (i.e., cannot have MR-unsafe metal implants or other medical safety exclusions.)
  • Previous experience with conducting independent research, computer programming, computational modeling, and analyzing human behavioral or neuroimaging data is highly desired although not necessarily required.
  • This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 3/7/2018
Application Due: 3/25/2018
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