Associate Professional Specialist

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Princeton University

NEUROANATOMICAL INFORMATICS CORE FACILITY MANAGER The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has an Associate Professional Specialist or more senior position available to work for BRAIN COGS, This multi-laboratory project seeks to understand how multiple brain regions work together to carry out cognitive processing, using mice as a model system for mammalian brain function. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support for the efforts of multiple laboratories. A principal project is understanding how multiple brain regions work together in working memory and decision-making. BRAIN COGS is a Princeton-centered collaboration with Carlos Brody, Mark Goldman (UC Davis), Jonathan Pillow, Sebastian Seung, David Tank, Sam Wang, and Ilana Witten. The principal activity is to perform post-experiment alignment and reconstruction of brains from imaging and after optogenetics experiments. Duties will include: Collaboration with graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows in the participating laboratories to harvest brains after imaging, optogenetics, or electrophysiology experiments. Managing needs of multiple labs. Establishing workflow and a data hub. Computer-based registration of brains using the Allen Brain Atlas. Quantitative analysis of fluorescence signals, including automatic cell recognition and higher-level analysis using custom Python scripts. The ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed person with previous managerial and research experience and animal tissue handling. He/she should be comfortable with computer-based analysis and the handling and curation of terabyte-scale data. Familiarity with bioinformatic methods a plus. Qualifications: A PhD in computer science or a science/engineering field is required, along with previous research experience. A degree in natural science, engineering, or computing-related field is highly preferred. Applicants should apply online at and include a cover letter, a CV, and a list of at least two potential referees, and also email this information to Sam Wang ([email protected]). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The final candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.





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Posted: 10/29/2018
Application Due: 11/30/2018
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