The Frank Lab at the University of California, San Francisco is looking for a Junior Specialist to begin work in the Summer or Fall of 2019. This is a full-time paid position, one-year (minimum) commitment is required, during which the technician will work directly with graduate student or postdoctoral mentors performing large scale behavior in rats with in vivo electrophysiology recordings and surgical manipulations. The scientific goal of the project is to develop an understanding of the ways in which the brain supports individual behavior and goes awry in the context of disease.
Responsibilities include: • Handling and behavioral training of rats • Construction of microelectrode drives • Development and analysis of behavioral paradigms • Collection of large scale electrophysiological and behavioral datasets • Surgery on rats
Requirement: • A Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, bioengineering or a related field by the start date
Preferred: • Experience with animal handling and behavior • Experience with rat surgery
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: JPF02558
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The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.