Junior Specialist in the Neuroscience Research Institute

Job #
JPF02057

Position description

The Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Junior Specialist, to conduct studies exploring the mechanisms regulating retinal development. Responsibilities will include maintaining the mouse colony (including genotyping samples to guide complex breeding strategies), neurohistology (including tissue dissection, sectioning, immunofluorescence), gene expression analyses (including qPCR, in situ hybridization, in vitro luciferase assay, etc), microscopy and analysis, and some routine lab management duties.

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

Basic qualifications

A bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) or have 2 years equivalent research experience in cellular or molecular neuroscience or in molecular, cellular or developmental biology at time of application is required.

Preferred qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular biology, neurohistology, and mouse colony maintenance. Preference will be given to applicants who have an extensive and excellent record with animal husbandry, including breeding and PCR, as well as general laboratory management.

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For the full position and recruitment details and to apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02057

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