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.Essential Qualifications and Experience:Ph.D. in neuroscience or related fieldExperience with optical imaging including FRET based methodsExperience with in vivo and in vitro recording methodsExperience in mouse optogenetics and behaviorInterested applicants must apply online at httpshttps://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/6661 and include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Internal Number: 114505051
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