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Junior Specialist – Huang Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 12th, 2019

Last review date: Saturday, Sep 21, 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: Monday, Oct 12, 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 – Huang Lab

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.

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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
  • 2 required (contact information only)