Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience

University of California Berkeley

United States

Assistant Project Scientist - Neuroscience - Molecular and Cell Biology

Job #JPF02854
  • College of Letters & Science - Biological Sciences - Molecular & Cell Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 4th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Mar 6, 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

The successful candidate will work as an Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience in the Lammel lab at UC Berkeley. The Lammel lab uses a combination of molecular and system neuroscience tools to visualize, record and manipulate neural populations in order to understand their function and contribution to motivated behavior.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant and highly collaborative environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure.
For more information about our research visit the Lammel lab website (

The successful candidate will utilize transgenic mouse models to characterize dopamine cell subtypes using in vivo electrophysiology, and various manipulation methods including optogenetics to modulate neural activity during behavioral assays.

Minimum Qualifications required at the time of application:

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)

Additional Qualifications required by position start date:

A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 4 years of Postdoc experience, previous experience working with in vivo electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, rodent behavior and/or bioinformatics is an advantage. Programming skills (MATLAB, Python) and ability in data analysis and visualization is a strong advantage.

Salary: This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to the following link:

Please direct any questions to Prof. Stephan Lammel at

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

This position is represented by UAW Local 5810 and covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

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:
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 0-3 required (contact information only)

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