The Falkner Laboratory in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is seeking an Associate Professional Specialist to lead development and deployment of advanced neuroscience research technologies to understand the neural circuits for social behaviors. These technologies include strategies for neural recording and perturbation as well as novel behavioral screens for social behaviors. Applicants for this position will also perform high-level management of a growing lab, and carry out scientific research. The successful applicant will be able to optimize and deploy technologies for in vivo and in vitro recording and combine them with emerging technologies for chloride imaging to be used in combination with high throughput behavioral screening in mouse models. They will also fabricate custom devices used for neural recording and behavioral control and optimize those devices for distribution. Applicants will manage laboratory upkeep, including compliance with all regulatory requirements, maintenance of research protocol and a safe working environment. Responsibilities will also include broad maintenance of the lab’s finances including spending on equipment, personnel, and travel. The successful applicant will be expected to both conduct their own scientific research and also train and supervise junior members of the lab as well as participate in the dynamic neuroscience community at the PNI.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
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.
Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field
Experience with optical imaging including FRET based methods
Experience with in vivo and in vitro recording methods
Experience in mouse optogenetics and behavior
Internal Number: D-18-PNI-00013
About Princeton University
Understanding behavior at all levels of function, from systems to cells, is one of the great challenges of modern biology. At Princeton University, faculty with research interests in neuroscience can be found in many departments, including Applied Math, Chemistry, Engineering, Molecular Biology, Physics, Philosophy and Psychology. This diversity mirrors the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary neuroscience research and provides a rich set of opportunities for research and training in neuroscience. This web site provides information about the shared and individual interests of neuroscience faculty at Princeton, the opportunities available for training at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and neuroscience-related activities on campus.