University of California, San Francisco Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
We are searching for an electrophysiology research specialist. The position is available to study neural circuits underlying emotional behaviors relevant to psychiatric disease, using a combination of optogenetics, electrophysiology, and calcium imaging. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong background in electrophysiology to join our team. This position will be part of a collaborative environment with access to state-of-the-art facilities in the new Sandler Neurosciences Building on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The specialist will be responsible for performing patch clamp recordings in acute brain slices and will also have the opportunity to apply a variety of cutting-edge optogenetic techniques to study cellular, synaptic, and circuit mechanisms underlying complex behaviors. Familiarity with any of the following techniques is also desirable, but not required: computer programming, in vivo calcium imaging, in vivo electrophysiology, mouse behavioral analysis, and stereotaxic surgery. Candidates interested in gaining more experience prior to applying to graduate school, or those looking for a longer-term appointment as electrophysiology lab manager are encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications: • BA/BS in Neuroscience or related field. • At least 1-2 years electrophysiology lab experience. • Proven proficiency in patch clamp recording. • One-year time commitment, with possibility of extension.
Preferred qualifications: • Computer programming skills for data analysis (e.g. MATLAB, Python). • Post-graduate training in field.
Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.