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Rauschecker Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: April 12, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Apr 27, 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: Sunday, Oct 12, 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

Rauschecker Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

The Rauschecker lab is seeking a Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist to serve as a research specialist for our research group, which is focused on applying artificial intelligence algorithms to developing quantitative descriptions of brain images (MRI and CT) in health and disease. The research specialist will also develop a variety of analytical models to integrate this information into useful clinical predictions regarding a variety of neurological disorders. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on independent projects supervised by the lab PI but will primarily work in collaboration with other lab researchers/trainees to develop and support analytic tools for lab projects. Responsibilities will also include dissemination of research findings at national conferences and through peer-reviewed publications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or a baccalaureate degree with three or more years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience.
  • Applicants must meet all of the qualifications by the time of hire.
  • Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong scientific writing skills, as evidenced by prior scientific publications and/or writing samples.
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The successful candidate should have some background in engineering or computer science and strong and varied data analytic skills, including experience and facility coding in such environments as Python, R, and/or MATLAB.
  • Experience developing Machine Learning algorithms, working with large datasets, and experience directly related to development of image processing and analysis pipelines.
  • Prior experience working in the research lab setting.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$181,800.

Please apply online at with a cover letter, CV, statement of research, and contact information for two references.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • 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 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