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Zebrafish Research Specialist Position – University of California, Santa Barbara

Posted by , on 25 August 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Campàs Lab (“Morphogenesis and Self-Organization of Living Matter” lab) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, works on tissue and organ morphogenesis in zebrafish. The lab focuses on understanding the role of mechanical cues in the development of embryonic structures using novel in vivo force transducers and actuators.

Our lab is seeking independent, passionate, and motivated applicants for a Research Specialist position. This position will assist with experiments, training, and general lab duties, as well as participate in multiple research projects. The candidate will be able to work in a collaborative manner with a highly interdisciplinary group of researchers, and will have many opportunities for co-authorships on published manuscripts. A master’s degree in the biological sciences or related field, and at least 3 years of laboratory research experience in zebrafish are required (lab experience can include graduate training). Knowledge of zebrafish molecular biology, imaging, microinjection, genetics and husbandry are necessary. Applicants with a Ph.D. will be considered positively.

This is a long-term, renewable, full-time position with benefits, reappointed annually. Anticipated begin date may be as soon as November 2016, but the start date is flexible. Salary will be competitive and dependent on the level of experience of the candidate. Applications must be submitted electronically at and must include a CV and research statement. Applicants will also need to arrange for at least 3 references to submit letters of recommendation of their behalf via the recruitment website. Applications submitted by October 31st 2016 will receive priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

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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2 thoughts on “Zebrafish Research Specialist Position – University of California, Santa Barbara”

  1. Hi,
    Kotb is my name, I have some questions regarding this post doc position
    1) what is the kind of your research and in which zebrafish organ you are interested ? (my organ on of interest is kidney)
    2) What is the salary in case a post doc with 6 years experience in zebrafish research., in addition to that, is there is any advantages for the postdoc with a family ( Wife and 2 child) .
    3) The post doc in your lab could have the chance to supervise graduate students?

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