Research Specialist I/II

Job description

Requisition # 2018-9685
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline 12/14/2018


Research Specialist I/II

The lab of Prof. Sebastian Seung in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Computer Science Department at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research assistant. Responsibilities will include the creation and maintenance of computational tools for neural circuit reconstruction. The successful applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with strong programming abilities and proven capability to work independently.

The position will begin immediately. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The final applicant must successfully pass a background check. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.



  • Creation and maintenance of computational tools for neural circuit reconstruction.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Knowledge of some core programming language such as C++, Java, Python.
  • Strong desire to learn new technologies, and articulate and strong communication skills.
  • Willing to expand skillset on the job, as new requirements are defined.


Experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, NodeJS, WebGL, MySQL, PHP, C++, Boost, Qt, OpenGL, or AWS

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: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 12/15/2018
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