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Research Specialist II

Princeton University
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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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The lab of Dr. Yael Niv in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology at Princeton University ( is seeking a bright and motivated full-time research assistant. Research in the lab focuses on computational modeling of learning and decision making, with a particular focus on mental illness (computational psychiatry). This position will be part of a project on predicting treatment response for people with depression undergoing treatment.


The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in computational modeling and experimental analysis, and to gain experience running a large clinical trial. The successful applicant will be detail-oriented and have strong programming abilities, prior research experience with modeling learning data, and a keen interest in the lab's research.


All applications should include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV, and contact information of two references. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.


recruiting and running participants on a large longitudinal online study, including:- managing the IRB protocol for the study- programming to automatize email correspondence with participants- curation and cleaning of data from the experiment- designing and simulating models of learning and decision-making for analysis of the data


Essential Qualifications:

- B.A. plus two years of post-bac research experience, or M.A. or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering or related field. - Proven proficiency in programming (Python, Matlab or equivalent).


This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


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Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesProbationary Period90 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver's License RequiredNo#LI-ZY1


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