The Foundations of Cognition Laboratory at UCSF, headed by principal investigator Saul Kato, seeks motivated researchers to fill scientific specialist positions at all levels.
Our lab studies the worm C. elegans in the search for fundamental principles of cognitive brain function and dysfunction. We employ and develop a variety of cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches.
We are interested in researchers at all stages of experience and with expertise in any of the following computational skills: scientific programming, high performance computing, dynamical systems, machine learning, statistics, machine vision, image processing, neural networks, molecular dynamics, dimensionality reduction, bioinformatics.
Specialist appointed at the Junior rank must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or a related field OR at least four years of research experience
Specialist appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or a related field OR at least 5 years of research experience
Specialist appointed at the Full rank must possess a doctoral degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or a related field OR at least ten years of research experience.
Plans are underway to design and construct a six-story, 270,000-square-foot building that will serve as the headquarters of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The new building will bring together psychiatry bench lab research with other basic neurosciences research, as well as clinical and support spaces, to drive advances aimed at new treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous systems.
Combined with the nearby Sandler Neurosciences Center and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall, the neuroscience complex at UCSF Mission Bay will become one of the largest in the world. The Foundations of Cognition Laboratory is part of the new UCSF Weill Institute of Neurosciences. You may find more information about the UCSF Weill Institute at http://weill.ucsf.edu/about.
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 and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
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.