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Junior Specialist- Sohal Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 10th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Dec 25, 2020 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: Friday, Jun 10, 2022 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.

Position description

Junior Specialist- Sohal Lab
University of California, San Francisco

The Sohal Lab in the Department of Psychiatry is recruiting a Junior Specialist. The successful candidate will be assisting with experiments in the Sohal lab, including maintaining a transgenic mouse colony (mouse husbandry, genotyping), experiments in brain slices (preparation of acute brain slices, patch clamp recording, and calcium imaging), experiments using optogenetics and fiber photometry in behaving mice, and analysis of these datasets. They will also assist with lab management including adherence to IACUC, biosafety, and controlled substance protocols.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
  • Experience with mice and physiology
  • Candidate’s must meet qualifications at the time of hire. CV must list qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Please apply online at, with a CV.

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Job location

San Francisco, CA