Assistant Project Scientist Engineer - Neuroscience

San Francisco
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Project Scientist Engineer - Neuroscience - Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department

The Carmena Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley welcomes applications for an Assistant Project Scientist to perform research in neural circuits in rodent animal models relevant to movement disorders.

Appointment length:
This is a twelve month, 100% time appointment with the possibility of extension being subject to performance and budgetary approval. Anticipated start: May 2021 or until the position is filled.

  • Conduct research related to the dissection of neural circuits in the mouse brain involving cortico-striatal networks during learning to operate a brain-machine interface.
  • Perform experiments in awake behaving mice using calcium imaging and electrophysiology methods.
  • Manage mice colony.
  • Help oversee research of undergraduates and graduate students.
  • Participate in lab meetings and give presentations at scientific conferences and workshops.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication.

    Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):
  • PhD or equivalent international degree

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Neuroscience, Computer Sciences or related/relevant field
  • In depth experience with data acquisition, data management, and data analysis
  • Demonstrated creativity and highly developed problem solving skills
  • Superior academic performance and publication record
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and teamwork
  • Demonstrated proficiency with common data science tools (e.g., Pandas, Keras, and Tensorflow) and languages (Python preferred)
  • Experience with handling and conducting experiments in mice

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position provides full benefits.

    Application procedure:
    To apply go to

    Please direct questions to:
    Gabrielle Shvartsman (Email: [email protected]) with subject line: “Assistant Project Scientist”.

    Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting your references.

    All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California State law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: ( prior to submitting their letters.

    This position is covered by the UC-UAW collective bargaining agreement for Academic Researchers. The current contract can be found here: Additional information can be found on the website:

    We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.
    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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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