Research Specialist I

Princeton, NJ
Oct 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2018-9420
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline



The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has one Research Specialist I/II position available to work in the laboratory of Professor Samuel S.-H. Wang. The lab's mission is to understand how the cerebellum contributes to the development of cognition and sociality in the mammalian brain, in both normal function and autism.

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.

Applicants should contact Sam Wang ([email protected]) and include a cover letter, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


The research specialist will collaborate with graduate students and/or postdoctoral research fellows in the lab on various projects related to cerebellar neural circuits. The research specialist's primary responsibility will be performing surgeries and post-op monitoring to prepare mice for experiments, including stereotactic injections and various implants. The research specialist will also be responsible for perfusions and collection of tissue following experiments. Other duties may include completing behavioral experiments, histological analysis of brain tissue, and colony management.


A bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field is required, along with previous research experience that includes rodent surgical techniques. A degree in neuroscience and/or research experience using neuroscience methods is highly preferred. A master's degree is a plus.

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

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RSP, 010

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


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