A position is open for a technician in the research group of Evan Feinberg at UCSF. The Feinberg lab investigates neural circuits in the mouse brain that control sensory and motor responses, using a combination of optical, genetic, and physiologic approaches. The Feinberg lab is located in Rock Hall at the Mission Bay campus of UCSF. For more information, see www.evanfeinberglab.com.
The successful candidate will assist graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in performing behavioral experiments in mice. Responsibilities may include performing stereotaxic surgeries to deliver viruses and drugs to specific anatomic sites in the mouse brain; performing two-photon calcium imaging in the brains of awake, behaving mice; performing immunostaining of brain slices to characterize gene expression in the nervous system; running behavioral assays in conjunction with optogenetics or in vivo calcium imaging; genotyping and mouse colony maintenance.
This would be an ideal position for a recent or upcoming graduate seeking to gain laboratory research experience using state-of-the-art techniques in neuroscience prior to applying to graduate school, and it is our intention for the selected candidates to contribute meaningfully to projects and co-author peer-reviewed publications.
Applicants should have recently received or be expecting to receive an undergraduate degree in biology or a related discipline. Experience working in a research laboratory is a prerequisite. This is a full-time position, but there is start-date flexibility for the right candidate.
Applicants should email a brief description of their background and a CV containing names of potential references to Evan Feinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).