We're looking for talented researchers.

Our work spans disciplines. We seek individuals with backgrounds in physics, neuroscience, molecular biology, engineering or programming who are interested in applying their skills towards investigating how patterns of neural activity drive behavior.

We are seeking people at all levels:


Graduate Students

Current or incoming Princeton graduate students interested in rotating or joining the lab should contact Andrew Leifer to schedule a meeting. Dr. Leifer participates in the Physics, Neuroscience and Quantitative and Computational Biology graduate programs, and can explore taking students from other departments on a case-by-case basis.


Undergraduates

Princeton undergraduates interested in conducting research in the summer or as part of a Junior or Senior Thesis should contact Andrew Leifer to schedule a visit. Please note: there are many funding opportunities for undergraduates, but they often have deadlines many months in advance, so please get in touch early. For example, our Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular, Quantitative and Computational Biology has a deadline of February 1st.


Post-docs

Those interested in postdoctoral positions should feel free to contact Andrew Leifer directly at leifer@princeton.edu.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Whole Brain Imaging - #1600539

A postdoctoral research associate or more senior is sought for a whole-brain neural imaging project in moving animals in the Leifer Laboratory at Princeton University's Department of Physics, affiliated with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The Leifer Lab develops novel optical techniques for probing neural dynamics that drive behavior in the nematode C. elegans.

A PhD in a related field is required as well as a background in experimental physics, optics, computer science, electrical engineering or neuroscience with expertise building and using custom scientific instruments for precision measurements. In particular, someone is sought who is comfortable mixing custom optical and electronics hardware and custom software. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

To apply, please submit CV, cover letter and list of three references through the Jobs at Princeton website . Search for open position requisition number 1600539.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Systems Neuroscience - #1600540

A postdoctoral researcher or more senior is sought for a systems neuroscience project in the Leifer Lab investigating how a nervous system's structure informs or constrains neural function in the nematode C. elegans. The project will involve sophisticated transgenics and optical imaging. The Leifer Lab is affiliated with Princeton University's Department of Physics and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

A Ph.D. in molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics or related field is required. Quantitative and mathematical fluency will also be critical. In particularly, someone is sought who is comfortable applying cutting edge genetic techniques in a neuroscience context as part of a large multipart quantitative scientific investigation.

To apply, please submit CV, cover letter and list of three references through the Jobs at Princeton website. Search for open position requisition number 1600540.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.