The Junior Specialist will work with current lab members, including postdoctoral scholars and/or graduate students, to investigate the role of glia in neural development and/or neurodegeneration. S/he will participate in studies that use mouse models and human brain tissues to understand the contributions of glia, including microglia and astrocytes, in the development and degeneration of neurons in regions that are critical for cognition. S/he will characterize the properties of these glial cells and their impacts on neurons and other non-neural cells, such as blood vessels and immune cells, using immunohistochemistry, RNAscope, and microscopy.
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 and develop 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 and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
Required Qualifications: Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in Science or related majors or must have at least 4 years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Applicant’s CV materials must list requirements upon submission. Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: • Prior research experience in molecular/cellular biology, neuroscience, computer sciences; • Knowledge in computer languages, such as R, and/or bioinformatics; • Histopathology analyses of neurovascular development in mouse and human brain, including Image analyses and quantification of the neural progenitors, neurons, glia and other non-neural cells; • Data analyses and statistics from advanced microscopy.
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.
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.