Research Scientist in Molecular Technologies for Brain Development, Synthetic Neuroscience
University of California San Francisco, Developmental Neurobiology
United States


Developmental Neurobiology group is looking for motivated individuals to join the team at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. As a research scientist, you will join a rapidly evolving team to develop tools and technologies for studying brain development. You will work in close collaboration with other research teams at UCSF, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub. Your responsibilities will include designing, developing, and optimizing molecular tools for studying development of the cerebral cortex, and scalable molecular tools for studying psychiatric disease candidate mutations on brain development. You will teach and deploy technologies across projects within the laboratory, and across the collaborating groups. This appointment is for one year with the possibility for of extension based on funding and course of research. Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or a related field. At least three years of working with a cellular, tissue or animal model of brain is highly encouraged. Expertise in molecular biology, cloning, and viral tool design is required. Experience in fluorescence microscopy, in situ hybridization, sequencing library construction are highly encouraged. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills are expected, as well as attention to details and high organizational, documentation and time management skills. We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently and self-motivated, but are able to do that in a highly collaborative environment.

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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