Opportunities

Lab Manager (Apply here)

We have an opening for a lab manager. This is a full-time position that includes both an administrative role (university compliance, lab organization, and management of technical staff) as well as the opportunity to spend some time doing bench research in collaboration with others in the group. The research component can be structured flexibly to match the candidate’s interests and skills. This would be an excellent position for someone who enjoys doing biological research in a university setting and is looking to transition to a position that includes some administrative and managerial responsibilities. This position is supported by long-term funding through HHMI. Candidates should apply via HHMI Careers. (Posted Dec. 5, 2019)

Rodent surgical specialist

We would like to recruit a full-time staff scientist who has an interest in performing and developing survival surgeries in mice. Part of the position will involve working collaboratively with students and postdocs to execute parts of our research program that involve peripheral microsurgery in mice. Some experience working with rodents is required, but we will provide extensive surgical training for the right candidate, both internally and through formal coursework. The position will also have some time reserved for contributing to other aspects of these projects and learning new skills (e.g. molecular approaches, calcium imaging, optogenetics, behavior). This position provides an opportunity to participate in cutting edge science in a collaborative and fast-paced environment and contribute as an author on high-impact publications. We are open to candidates with or without a Ph.D. provided they have the necessary background and motivation. We have considerable flexibility regarding how this position can be structured for the right candidate. The position is supported by long-term funding through HHMI. Candidates should email their CV and cover letter directly to Zachary Knight (zachary.knight@ucsf.edu). (Posted Dec. 5, 2019)

Electrophysiologist

We would like to recruit a full-time staff scientist who has a background in electrophysiology, particularly patch clamp recordings in brain slices. Part of the position will involve working collaboratively with students and postdocs to execute parts of our research program that have an electrophysiology component. The position will also have considerable time (~50%) reserved for contributing to other aspects of these projects and learning new skills (e.g. molecular approaches, calcium imaging, optogenetics, behavior). This position provides an opportunity to participate in cutting edge science in a collaborative and fast-paced environment and contribute as an author on high-impact publications. We are open to candidates with or without a Ph.D. provided they have the necessary training and motivation. We have considerable flexibility regarding how this position can be structured for the right candidate. The position is supported by long-term funding through HHMI. Candidates should email their CV and cover letter directly to Zachary Knight (zachary.knight@ucsf.edu). (Posted Dec. 5, 2019)

Research Technician - Post-bacculaureate

We have several openings for full-time research technicians. This would be an excellent position for a current undergraduate who will be graduating this year (January-May 2020) and would like to obtain additional research experience using cutting-edge techniques in neuroscience before attending graduate school in the biomedical sciences. This position requires a commitment of at least one and preferably two years. The successful candidate will assist graduate students and postdocs with experiments, including performing stereotaxic surgeries to deliver viruses and implant optical fibers in the mouse brain; performing histology on mouse brain slices; running behavioral assays in conjunction with optogenetics and chemogenetics; performing in vivo calcium imaging; and helping to maintain our mouse colony. We will provide extensive training in specific techniques, but some prior laboratory experience is required. Many former technicians have co-authored papers during their time in the lab and gone on to attend top graduate and medical schools. Candidates should email their CV and cover letter directly to Zachary Knight (zachary.knight@ucsf.edu). (Posted Dec. 5, 2019)

Graduate Students

We accept rotation students from all of the graduate programs at UCSF. The lab will have space to accept at least one graduate student in the 2019–2020 academic year. Interested students should email zachary.knight[at]ucsf.edu.

Postdocs

Prospective postdocs should email a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to zachary.knight[at]ucsf.edu.

Volunteers

Current undergraduates who are interested in working in the lab should email a cover letter and CV to zachary.knight[at]ucsf.edu. UC Berkeley undergraduates are eligible for course credit or work-study support. High school students must apply through an official program such as the UCSF Summer Research Training Program.

Get In Touch

For deliveries contact Lindsay Gray.

lindsay.gray[at]ucsf.edu
415-502-2013

For administrative inquires contact Linda Toschi-Chambers.

linda.toschi-chambers[at]ucsf.edu
415-476-5270

We are located in Rock Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

1550 Fourth St.
Rock Hall, Room 346
San Francisco, CA 94158