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Junior/Assistant/Associate Specialist- Knight Lab

Application Window

Open date: July 27, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Aug 30, 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: Monday, Jan 27, 2025 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/Associate Specialist- Knight Lab
Department of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco

This a research position in the Knight lab at UCSF. The successful candidate will assist graduate students and postdocs with experiments investigating the neurobiology of hunger and thirst in mice and rats. Responsibilities may include preparing tissue sections and performing histology; performing surgery on mice and rats; and running behavioral experiments in conjunction with neural recordings or manipulations. Individuals with experience in systems neuroscience or microsurgery in rodents are particularly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • Junior Specialist - a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.

  • Assistant Specialist- a master’s degree or a baccalaureate degree with 3 or more years of research experience.

  • Associate Specialist- a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of research experience.

  • At least one year of relevant lab experience is required.

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

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

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$82,100.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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.