Assistant Specialist (State Lab)

The State Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco is now recruiting for an Assistant Specialist. The successful candidate will determine the endogenous role of autism risk gene DYRK1A in brain development using CRISPR-based mutagenesis and drug-based inhibition in X. tropicalis. This person will also be responsible for creating and maintaining two electronic databases. The first will be for tracking all aspects of Xenopus tropicalis husbandry and maintenance, and the second will be for reagent tracking and use.

Required qualifications

  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of research experience.
  • The successful candidate will have experience working with Xenopus tropicalis and CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis.
  • This person will be proficient in Filemaker Pro software and have experience maintaining reagent databases.

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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.