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Junior Specialist - Gonzalez Lab

Application Window

Open date: April 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, May 26, 2023 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, Oct 11, 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 Specialist- Gonzalez Lab
Department of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco

The Gonzalez Lab at UCSF seeks to hire a junior specialist to work with current graduate students and postdocs in our recently started lab (2023) focused on how neuronal activity controls behavior in songbirds. This researcher will be involved in experiments using advanced imaging (1-photon and 2-photon) and electrophysiological (Neuropixel) approaches to probe cell and circuit physiology. Responsibilities may include animal handling, stereotaxic surgeries to deliver viruses to specific anatomical sites in the bird brain, in vivo and ex vivo imaging and electrophysiological experiments and analyses, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • A B.S. or B.A. in biology, engineering, chemistry, or related discipline.
  • Prior experience with programming and scripting languages.
  • Applicants must meet all of the requirements including degree requirement by the time of hire.
  • Candidate’s CV must state required qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a research laboratory
  • Animal handling experience
  • Programing experience (Python, MATLAB)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong time management skills

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, and 2 reference letters.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000 - $52,200.

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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