Researcher in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California Berkeley College of Engineering

Junior/Assistant Specialist - EECS - UC Berkeley

Job #JPF02988
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Position overview

Position title:Junior Specialist/Assistant Specialist
Salary range: $44,500-$57,800
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 8/1/2021
Position duration: One year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding

Application Window

Open date: May 25th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jun 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

This position will work directly with Professor Chunlei Liu's research group, on the project “Remote Cell Stimulation.” The group consists of students, faculty and researchers performing research in neuroscience and neuroimaging. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain additional training and interact with the broad spectrum of researchers in Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:
• Conduct mentored research in neuroscience investigating the response of cells to electromagnetic fields.
• Assist laboratory biological experiments including but not limited to cell culturing, chemical assaying, electrophysiology, imaging and analyzing data.
• Assist with general laboratory operations.
• Maintain cell culture.
• Conduct optical microscopy imaging experiments.
• Cell transfection.
• Literature review.
• Research presentations.
• Data analysis and manuscript preparation.

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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a Bachelor's (or equivalent international degree) program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Bachelor's or equivalent international degree

Preferred qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in biology, neurobiology, neuroscience or related fields
• Exposure to biology, neurobiology, neuroscience or related fields with experience in a laboratory environment.
• Highly motivated and willing to learn.
• Ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines related to research project.
• Must be organized, responsible, and punctual, with ability to pay close attention to details.
• Must be able to collaborate well with others in a team.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.

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Campus Information

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Job location

Berkeley, CA