Research Specialist I

Job description


The Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab is seeking a full-time research specialist to begin Summer 2021. The lab uses functional neuroimaging, behavioral techniques, and machine learning to study thought, social cognition, and imagination.


Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis, beginning Feb 1, 2021.This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory perfomance and continued funding.



The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of research, including:

  • developing materials and programming experiments
  • recruiting and testing human subjects
  • analyzing behavioral, web scraped, and fMRI data
  • miscellaneous research support (e.g., literature searches, IRB management, manuscript and grant preparation, general lab duties). 

Essential Qualifications:

  • bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Math, or related fields
  • programming, statistical, and/or web development experience (e.g. Python, R, Javascript, etc.)
  • research experience in psychology or neuroscience
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

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.


Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoEstimated Appointment End Date6/1/2022Physical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver's License RequiredNo#LI-NC1




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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 1/5/2022
Work Type: Full Time