Specialist Position | Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Department of Neurology
The Bender Lab at UCSF (benderlab.ucsf.edu) is recruiting an appointee to the Junior or Assistant rank of the Specialist series to contribute to cutting-edge research on ion channel function in addiction and neurodevelopmental disorders. The successful candidate will assist graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with managing the rodent colony, genotyping, and tissue preparation and sectioning for immunofluorescence studies and associated microscopy analyses. Responsibilities may also include behavioral experiments, in vitro whole-cell electrophysiology approaches, and stereotaxic viral delivery techniques. Opportunities for training in these techniques are available in the Bender Lab. Applicants are not required to have exposure to these techniques in the past, but should be willing and interested in learning new techniques as they work in the lab.
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.
Required Qualifications: Applicants considered for the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree in biology or a related discipline by the time of hire. Applicants considered for the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree in biology or a related discipline by the time of hire. Experience working in a research laboratory is a prerequisite. This is a full-time position, but there is start-date flexibility for the right candidate.
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. 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.
Internal Number: JPF02496
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