We seek to hire a research assistant to work with current graduate students and postdocs in our neurobiological lab focused on neurons and non-neuronal cells in the cerebral cortex. This researcher will be involved in experiments using advanced imaging approaches to probe cell and circuit physiology. Responsibilities may include steroetaxic surgeries to deliver viruses to specific anatomical sites in the mouse brain, imaging and electrophysiological experiments and analyses, immunohistochemistry, mouse husbandry, and other duties as assigned.
Junior specialists must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in biology or related discipline. Experience working in a neuroscience research laboratory is a prerequisite. This is a full-time position, but there is start-date flexibility for the right candidate. This would be an ideal position for a recent or upcoming graduate seeking to gain laboratory research experience using state-of-the-art techniques in neuroscience prior to applying to graduate school, and it is our intention for the selected candidates to contribute meaningfully to projects and co-author peer-reviewed publications.
Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
Requirements • A B.S. or B.A. (or in process) in biology or related discipline • > 1yr of experience working in a neuroscience research laboratory • Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon application submission. • Applicants must meet all of the requirements including degree requirement by the time of hire.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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.
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.