The Baraban Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco has an opening for a part-time Research Specialist in the Zebrafish Facility.
Area of Specialization / Responsibilities: * Providing routine care and husbandry of zebrafish including feeding, water exchanges, cleaning, and health monitoring. * Assist in developing and modifying standard operating procedures and practices which promote high-quality, cost-effective operation of the facility. * Interacting with postdoctoral fellows, staff, researchers, and other teams to provide high quality, responsive animal care services. * Monitoring supply and equipment inventory to sustain day-to-day operations. * Maintaining accurate records including room logs, health reports, animal census, and other records as required. * Assist in preparation for all regulatory inspections and site visits including IACUC and AAALAC. * Weekend and Holiday work will be required.
This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to utilize and expand their knowledge of fish biology and aquaculture while also gaining exposure to various facets of neuroscience research.
Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in any of the life sciences (e.g., animal science, biology, microbiology, aquaculture) by the time of hire. * Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word. * The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to provide leadership for effective teamwork. * Applicant's materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
Preferred Qualifications: * Prior experience with aquatic animals and a basic understanding of system maintenance relating to aquaculture systems is preferred. * The candidate will gain ALAT certification through AALAS.
Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.