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Technician Specialist

Application Window

Open date: July 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 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: Thursday, Jan 18, 2024 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

The Department of Neurology seeks a highly motivated, dynamic individual for the position of a Junior or Assistant Specialist. This individual will contribute to the development and implementation of animal and clinical research under the direct supervision of Dr. Ari Green and Dr. Bridget Ostrem, faculty members in the Department of Neurology. Interested applicants must have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, an active interest in cutting-edge research and the capacity to communicate effectively regarding scientific concepts. Job requirements will include lab based, clinical, and administrative functions related to the specified project. Previous experience in molecular biology, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and mouse models/genotyping are preferred. Basic Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are required. Minimum two-year commitment is required. We encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Required qualifications:

  • Junior Specialist- a bachelor’s degree
  • Assistant Specialist- a master’s degree or at least five years of research experience.

Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidate’s CV must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.


  • Animal (mouse) care/handling
  • Histology/immunohistochemistry
  • Genotyping
  • Assist with advanced visual procedures
  • Assist in developing experiment protocols
  • Work closely with team of post-docs and other specialists
  • Opportunities to work with patients, conducting observational and interventional trials

Please apply online at, with a CV and three references.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

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