Open Positions

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) at Princeton University has research positions available at the postdoctoral or more senior research levels in the areas of neuroscience, psychology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physics, computer science, and genetics. An initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal, based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. 

NIH BRAIN Initiative project - Neural circuit dynamics of working memory
 
The Princeton Neuroscience Institute seeks talented postdoctoral or more senior researchers for an NIH BRAIN Initiative project to start during the Fall 2018 semester. In collaboration with the University of California, Davis, this multi-investigator project involves studying the neural circuit dynamics underlying working memory during "accumulation-of-evidence" tasks in rodents. See our website: www.braincogs.org. Our goal is to understand working memory at a brain-wide, integrative level. Brain regions to be investigated include frontal, parietal, and sensory cortices, striatum, hippocampus, and cerebellum, with a view to achieving a whole picture of how these different brain structures work together dynamically to process, store, and transfer information to one another. The project is a collaborative effort between the research groups of David Tank (dwtank[at]princeton[dot]edu), Carlos Brody (brody[at]princeton[dot]edu), Mark Goldman (msgoldman[at]ucdavis[dot]edu), Jonathan Pillow (jpillow[at]princeton[dot]edu), Sebastian Seung (sseung[at]princeton[dot]edu), Sam Wang (sswang[at]princeton[dot]edu), and Ilana Witten (iwitten[at]princeton[dot]edu). Applicants are welcome to contact one or more of the investigators for more information.
 
Interested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 8281.

Neuroscience of Attention & Perception Laboratory (NA&P Lab), led by Dr. Sabine Kastner
 
A position for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate in electrophysiology is available in the Neuroscience of Attention & Perception Laboratory (NA&P Lab), led by Dr. Sabine Kastner at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The lab studies neural mechanisms of cognition in the primate brain. Intracranial recordings from human epilepsy patients and non-human primates are conducted using identical behavioral paradigms and combined with computational approaches. The term of this appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding.
 
Interested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 5921.

Nectow Lab - Neurobiology of Energy Balance
 
The Nectow laboratory at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a few motivated and talented postdoctoral or more senior research associates. The lab studies the neurobiology of energy balance (i.e. appetite and energy expenditure) using state-of-the-art imaging, molecular, and functional techniques in mice. We are currently looking for exceptional candidates with a strong background in neuroscience, particularly with expertise in molecular and behavioral neuroscience. Essential qualifications for these positions include: a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, or a closely related field; a strong background working with mice; experience with advanced techniques in neuroscience (such as optogenetics/chemogenetics, stereotactic rodent surgery, electrophysiology, microscopy, histology, and/or molecular profiling). The term of appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding. 
 
Interested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 7161. 

Seung Lab - Computational Neroanatomy Postdoctoral Positions
 
A number of postdoctoral or more senior research positions in computational neuroanatomy are available in the laboratory of Sebastian Seung at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The postdoctoral researchers will analyze multimodal and multiscale brain images from light and/or electron microscopy. Analysis tools will include image stitching and registration, 3D reconstruction and object detection by convolutional networks, brain atlasing, and social computing. The researchers will use anatomical and molecular information to elucidate mechanisms of brain function. Application domains may include retina, olfactory cortex, and neocortex. These full-time positions have an initial appointment of one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding availability. See EyeWireNature for an example of a recent publication using connectomics to elucidate visual function.
 
Interested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 4481 or AcadHire listing 4501.

Boulanger Lab - Developmental and Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System
 
The Boulanger Lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a highly motivated candidate for a fully-funded postdoctoral or more senior position. The lab studies how immune proteins and cells participate in brain development and plasticity, and how brain-immune interactions contribute to developmental and degenerative disorders of the nervous system.
 
Interested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 4041.

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