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Junior Specialist- Kastner Lab

Application Window

Open date: March 6, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 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: Saturday, Sep 6, 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 Specialist- Kastner Lab

The Kastner Lab at the University of California, San Francisco is looking for a Junior Specialist to begin work in the Summer of 2024. This is a 60% time paid position, during which the technician will work directly with the PI and other technicians performing large scale behavior in rats and surgical manipulations of the brain. The scientific goal of the project is to develop an understanding of the ways in which the brain supports individual behavior and goes awry in the context of diseases such as autism spectrum disorder.

Responsibilities include:

  • Handling and behavioral training of rats
  • Surgery on rats
  • Data Analysis

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, bioengineering or a related field by the start date
  • Experience handling and perfusing rats

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer programming experience (python or equivalent)

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

See Table 24B for the salary range for position. A reasonable estimate for a full-time Junior Specialist position is $51,300-$54,600.

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)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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