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Junior Specialist- Poskanzer Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 5th, 2018
Next review date: May 5th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: August 5th, 2019
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.


Junior Specialist- Poskanzer Lab
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

We seek to hire a research assistant to work with current graduate students and postdocs in our neurobiological lab focused on neurons and non-neuronal cells in the cerebral cortex. This researcher will be involved in experiments using advanced imaging approaches to probe cell and circuit physiology. Responsibilities may include steroetaxic surgeries to deliver viruses to specific anatomical sites in the mouse brain, imaging and electrophysiological experiments and analyses, immunohistochemistry, mouse husbandry, and other duties as assigned.

Junior specialists must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in biology or related discipline. Experience working in a neuroscience research laboratory is a prerequisite. This is a full-time position, but there is start-date flexibility for the right candidate. This would be an ideal position for a recent or upcoming graduate seeking to gain laboratory research experience using state-of-the-art techniques in neuroscience prior to applying to graduate school, and it is our intention for the selected candidates to contribute meaningfully to projects and co-author peer-reviewed publications.

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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.

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San Francisco, CA




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