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Junior Specialist in Neuroscience research Institute (Goard Lab)

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 1st, 2018
Next review date: April 2nd, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: May 2nd, 2018
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: July 1st, 2018

Position Description:
The Goard lab is seeking an ambitious scientist 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. 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:

Required qualifications: B.A./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. Some coursework in math/sciences/engineering. A keen interest in learning more about the neuroscience.

Starting salary is contingent upon the candidate's qualifications. See Table 24/24N for Jr. Specialist salary rates. Initial appointment is for one year, full time with benefits. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should apply online by submitting their CV and the contact information for at least three references to:

For primary consideration, submit completed application by April 2, 2018. Review of the applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

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.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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