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Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist – Nowakowski Lab

Application Window

Open date: August 5, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Oct 1, 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: Monday, Feb 5, 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

Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist – Nowakowski Lab

Nowakowski Lab is looking for highly-motivated individuals to join the research team at the UCSF Mission Bay campus to contribute to exciting projects focusing on human neuroscience. Your responsibilities will include designing, developing, and optimizing molecular tools for studying human brain, and scalable molecular tools for studying psychiatric disease candidate mutations on brain development. You will become an integral member of the NIH-funded BRAIN Initiative and Chan-Zuckerberg Human Cell Atlas projects, among others. You will train and deploy technologies across projects within the laboratory, and across the collaborating groups. This appointment is for one year with the possibility for of extension based on funding and course of research.

Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) 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). Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization. At least three years of experience working with a cellular, tissue or animal model of brain such as brain organoids is highly encouraged. Expertise in molecular biology, cloning, and viral tool design in required. Experience in fluorescence microscopy, in situ hybridization, sequencing library construction are highly encouraged. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills are expected, as well as attention to details and high organizational, documentation and time management skills. We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently and self-motivated, but are able to do that in a highly collaborative environment. All qualifications must be met by appointment start date. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04109.

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: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

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