Research Specialist II

Job description

Requisition # 2018-9422
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


Research Specialist II - Nectow Lab

A Research Specialist position is available in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. The lab focuses on the neurobiology of energy balance, with a particular emphasis on the molecular and neural circuit mechanisms underlying appetite and energy expenditure.

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


The successful candidate will help manage day-to-day laboratory operations, as well as design and implement experiments critical to the lab including but not limited to molecular cloning, animal work, in vivo imaging, and/or functional manipulations of neural circuits (e.g. optogenetics, chemogenetics).


Masters or Professional degree; or Bachelors degree with a minimum of 2 years post-baccalaureate lab experience.

Significant experience with advanced techniques in neuroscience (stereotaxic mouse surgery, behavior, and immunohistochemistry), as well as excellent organizational skills.

Significant experience in molecular biology is desired, but not 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, 020

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: 10/5/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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