The Junior Specialist will work with current lab members, including postdoctoral scholars and students, to investigate vascular development in prenatal brain using mouse models and human brain tissues. S/he will use fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) technology to isolate different vascular cell types and prepare them for cultures, transcriptomic analysis and transplantation. S/he will also characterize the properties of these vascular cells using immunohistochemistry 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 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: Bachelor degree in science or related majors. Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or 4 years of equivalent research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Candidates must meet the qualifications by the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: • Prior research experience in molecular/cellular biology or neuroscience; • Knowledge in cell biology, especially pertinent to the usage of FACS (fluorescent activated cell sorting) techniques; • Histopathology analyses of neurovascular development in mouse and human brain, including Image analyses and quantification of the neural progenitors, newborn neurons and mature interneurons; • 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.