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Assistant or Associate Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 8th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant or Associate Specialist

The Department of Neurology is now recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Specialist. The required qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of research experience.
  • Experience in Stereotaxic mouse surgery, EEG/EMG or photometry
  • Works and designs experiments independently
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills and enthusiastic about science
  • Candidates must possess the required qualifications by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mastery in a wide range of molecular biology techniques; virus construction; cloning, mutagenesis, PCR/ RTqPCR, recombineering and gene targeting; lentivirus gene transduction and generating constructs for making mouse models
  • Photometry
  • Electrophysiology
  • Familiarity with other programs including: Microsoft Access excel, word, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint and Graphpad Prism, the ability to learn to use these programs, as well as online databases

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.

Please apply online, submit a CV, cover letter, and three references (contact information only) to:

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)