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Research Specialist I/II
The Buschman Lab at Princeton University is looking for an experienced research technician to work as a full-time Research Specialist within a newly established research team. The individual will participate in research projects and manage daily operations for the laboratory. We use a wide range of experimental neuroscience techniques, including electrophysiological, optical, genetic, and behavioral approaches to study the neural circuits underlying complex, cognitive behaviors. Primary responsibility will be to play a leading role in research projects, including training animals on behavioral tasks and collecting and analyzing data, assist with surgical procedures, and manage the animal colony (in close collaboration with the veterinary staff). Secondary responsibilities include: maintaining and ordering lab supplies/equipment; maintaining animal and EHS & biosafety protocols and working closely with the PI to manage day-to-day operations of the lab.
A bachelor's degree in biology or neuroscience is required. Must have research experience, including familiarity with at least one approach used in the laboratory (but more than one is a plus): animal behavior techniques, electrophysiology, optogenetics, imaging, or computational techniques. Basic computer skills are required. Must have excellent references that highlight the candidate’s research experience, their organization skills, and their willingness to work as part of a research team. Scientific curiosity and strong critical thinking and troubleshooting skills are highly desirable.
Preferred candidates will have extensive research and animal husbandry experience (> 5 years). In particular, previous experience with non-human primates is highly desirable. Strong computer and analytical skills are a plus. If interested, please apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu and link to job requisition #1300250.
Term of Appointment:
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.
Open until job is filled.
Princeton, NJ 08540
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