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Junior Specialist – Gould Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 4th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Oct 25, 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: Saturday, Jul 4, 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.


Junior Specialist – Gould Lab

A Junior Specialist position is available to study genetic models of human disease at the UCSF School of Medicine in San Francisco-Department of Ophthalmology.

The Gould lab uses cell biological and genetic approaches to study diseases as diverse as ocular development, hemorrhagic stroke, muscular dystrophy and brain development.

The overall goal of our research is to identify molecular mechanisms underlying a novel connective tissue disorder that may be targeted with therapeutic interventions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for animal husbandry including careful maintenance of a colony–tracking database, contribute technical assistance to scientists working on genetic models of cerebral cortical development and muscular dystrophy.

Techniques may include, but are not limited to: basic molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culturing, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.

There may be opportunities for co-authorship of manuscripts if the incumbent is motivated and exerts extra effort.

The applicant must be hard working, passionate about research and be able to work as part of a team. Experience managing large colonies of mice is also required.

Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities).

Interested individuals should send their CV, cover letter, a statement of career goals and contact information for two references to 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 direct any questions to Douglas Gould,

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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)

  • A Statement of Career Goals

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)