Junior Specialist in the Neuroscience Research Institute (Goard Lab)

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Position Description

The Goard lab is seeking a full-time (100%) Junior Specialist (Research Technician) interested in using cutting edge optical and physiological techniques to probe sensory processing and cognitive function. Although there will be some lab management duties (e.g., ordering), this position will primarily be an opportunity to design and build physiology equipment and carry out a supervised research project to gain hands-on laboratory experience.

Specific duties include: Design and construction of physiology apparatus and microscopes, 2-photon and widefield calcium imaging, optogenetic perturbations, survival surgery, quantitative analysis of physiology 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: https://goard.mcdb.ucsb.edu/

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 (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a BA or BS program in neuroscience, engineering or a related field at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicants must have completed their BA/BS in neuroscience, engineering or a related field by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Engineering experience (particularly mechanical and electrical engineering) is preferred but not necessary. Programming experience (particularly Matlab or Python) is preferred but not necessary. An interest in learning more about the neuroscience.

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/JPF02131

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