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. 

Sueng 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 http://bit.ly/EyeWireNature for an example of a recent publication using connectomics to elucidate visual function.
 
beaker iconInterested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 4481.

Berry Lab - Theoretical Investigation Position
 
The Berry Lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for a highly motivated candidate for a fully-funded postdoctoral position. For many years, the lab has studied how populations of neurons encode information, primarily using data taken in the lab from retinal ganglion cells. More recently, the lab has started new studies of temporal sequence processing in the visual cortex, in collaboration with the Tank Lab. The aim of the current project will be to shift our studies of neural codes to populations of neurons in the cortex and other central brain structures. We are currently seeking an exceptionally talented candidate with a strong background in one or more of the following: information theory, statistics, computer programming, and theoretical or computational neuroscience. Candidates interested in conducting experiments as well as theoretical investigations are welcome. Here, experience in rodent behavior or two-photon imaging would be a plus. The successful applicant will be an energetic, organized, self-directed learner with superior oral and written communication skills, and a desire to learn, troubleshoot, and design new experimental approaches. Familiarity with Matlab or a comparable programming language is required.
 
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Neuro/Psy/Public Policy Collaborative Postdoctoral Research Position
 
A postdoctoral or more senior research position in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute collaborating directly with the Department of Psychology and the Kahneman Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy is available. The position will be based on close collaboration between the labs of Professors Eldar Shafir, Betsy Levy Paluck, and Uri Hasson. The research position will focus on developing and applying new big data analysis tools to geographical, time series, and social media based datasets. The ideal candidate will have a computational background, with signal processing skills and experience with analysis of big data. Ph.D. is required. While prior experience with social studies is advantageous, we encourage applications from other fields of science, as statistical physics or machine learning, as long as the applicant wishes to apply analysis tools from these fields to study social behaviors in real-life contexts. The term of this appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding.
 
beaker iconInterested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 5641.

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.
 
beaker iconInterested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 5921.

Boulanger Lab - Contribute to 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.
 
beaker iconInterested applicants must apply using AcadHire listing 4041.

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