Researcher in Neuroscience
University of California Santa Barbara Institute of Neuroscience Research
United States

Junior Specialist in Neuroscience Research Institute (Goard Lab)

Job #JPF01764
  • Office of Research - Neuroscience Research Institute

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 18th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Jun 5, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020 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.


Junior Specialist position in the Neuroscience Research Institute
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2020
Salary: Based on UCSB Specialist series salary table

Position Description:

The Goard lab is seeking a part-time (65%) Junior Specialist interested in using cutting edge optical and physiological techniques to probe sensory processing and cognitive function. Although there will be some lab management duties (ordering, rodent care), this position will primarily be an opportunity to carry out a supervised research project and gain hands-on laboratory experience. Specific duties include: 2-photon calcium imaging, optogenetic perturbations, survival surgery, quantitative analysis of imaging data.

Appointees at this level are expected to enable research as part of a team. For more information about the lab and our research projects, please see:

Basic qualifications:

B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent) in neuroscience or related field completed prior to start date of appointment.

Preferred qualifications:

Programming experience (particularly Matlab) preferred but not necessary. A keen interest in learning more about the neuroscience.

Initial appointment is for one year, part-time (65%) with benefits. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

Apply by June 5, 2020 for primary consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Please apply to UC Recruit:

Applicants should submit:

Curriculum Vitae
Names of 3 References (contact information only)

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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