Staff Research Associate II – University of California, San Francisco

Translational neuroscience laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) seeks a qualified, experienced and reliable SRA-II/Lab Manager.  The SRA II will join a highly interactive and intellectual environment.  Research in the Baraban Lab is based on a multi-disciplinary strategy incorporating zebrafish and rodent model systems.  Understanding the fundamental basis of epilepsies, especially those that occur in children, and using this information to develop novel treatments is the overall mission of our laboratory.  Our laboratory developed and characterized the first models of epilepsy in zebrafish and is also working on novel interneuron-based cell transplantation therapy for intractable epilepsies: 


This position will assist in the husbandry (care and feeding) of zebrafish and maintenance of the zebrafish facility.  Zebrafish responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, care and feeding of fish, preparation of adults for breeding, handling and preparation of embryos, record keeping, water testing and adjustments to the life support systems. This position also requires genotyping of animal colonies (both zebrafish and mice), handling and breeding of rodents, maintenance of laboratory chemical records and inventories, ordering lab supplies and general lab management skills.   


Basic Qualifications: Must have working knowledge of zebrafish and their requirements.  Basic knowledge of molecular genotyping protocols is also required. 

Preferred Qualifications: Previous lab management experience. Previous experience working with zebrafish in a laboratory environment. Basic plumbing and mechanical skills as well as knowledge and experience with handling and husbandry of aquatic species.  

Additional Information: Partial weekend hours for zebrafish care and feeding are a requirement of this position. 


UCSF offers an outstanding neuroscience community and desirable San Francisco location.  The Baraban Lab particularly acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students and postdoctoral fellows from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented.  Applications from URMs, POC, and women are strongly encouraged. 


Send CV and names of three references to: 


Scott C.  Baraban, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco 


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