Req Number JPF01422
Job Title Associate or Full Specialist
Job Code and Payroll Title 3310 (Associate Specialist) or 3300 (Specialist)
Location Rock Hall - Mission Bay
Department Name Medicine-Neurology
Work Days Monday - Friday, 8:00 am. - 12:00 pm. (or equivalent)
Shift Length 4 Hours
Drs. Louis Ptacek and Ying-Hui Fu are part of a Division of Neurogenetics within the Department of Neurology at UCSF. The lab focuses on human neurogenetics of circadian rhythm/ sleep disorders and episodic disorders that have come to known as “channelopathies”.
The Specialist will independently perform scientific investigative procedures requiring professional judgement. He/She is able to interpret experimental results and determine whether they are consistent with experimental goals. He/She will carry out independent project as well as perform difficult tasks for other projects to assist the smooth progression of the entire lab. Must have experience in slice physiology, able to build your own rig, cut slices and do experiments in a number of different brain preparations.
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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• Ph.D in a related science and knowledge of, or experience with techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Mastery in wide range of in vitro electrophysiological recordings (Whole Cell Patch Clamp; Patch clamp, cell attached, inside-out and outside-out; Current Clamp; Single Channel; Action Potential; fEPSP; Long term Potentiation, LTP and nerve conduction) using Brain Slices (Hippocampal, Cortical and Cerebellar), Implanted Stem Cells (hESC, hiPSC), Organotypic Slice Cultures and Cultured Neurons.
• Experience in Stereotaxic surgery, Confocal imaging, imaging of synaptic vesicular transport using FM dye, Calcium imaging and immune-labeling and Pharmacological evaluation of drugs.
• Independently designed experiments and developed new methods for advancement of ongoing projects.
• Effective interpersonal and organizational skills and enthusiastic about science.
Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, climbing stairs/ladders, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting/pulling up to 20 lbs., carrying/pushing up to 30 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use; exposure to loud noise, dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances, latex; ability to differentiate color, verbal communication, use of protective equipment.
• Familiarity with other programs including: Microsoft Access excel, word, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint and Graphpad Prism, the ability to learn to use these programs, as well as online databases
Position Type Full Time
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01422