The Neuroscience of Attention & Perception (NA&P) Laboratory (led by Dr. Sabine Kastner, see https://scholar.princeton.edu/napl/) at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, is seeking a research assistant to work as a full-time Research Specialist to assist researchers performing non-human primate (NHP) studies. The successful candidate will work in the NHP branch of the laboratory, which studies neural mechanisms of cognition in the primate brain using a wide range of experimental neuroscience techniques, including electrophysiological recordings, micro-stimulation, MR imaging, and behavioral approaches.
This position is ideally suited for a candidate who plans on future graduate school studies in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. We are seeking an extremely motivated candidate who is interested in both animal care and scientific research.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to
- work closely with postdoctoral researchers and graduate students to train macaques on behavioral/cognitive tasks,
- assist lab members with data analyses, MRI imaging, and surgical procedures, and
- assist in management of the animal colony (in close collaboration with the veterinary staff and lab manager).
- A bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology, physics, math, computer science or a related field is required.
- Basic computer skills are required, programming skills are considered a significant plus.
- Must have excellent references that highlight the candidate’s experience, organization skills, and willingness to work as part of a research team.
- Successfully pass MRI safety screening.
- 2 years commitment.
- This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.