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Assistant or Associate Specialist - Chang Lab

University of California - San Francisco
United States, California, San Francisco
May 11, 2024

Application Window


Open date: March 2, 2023




Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.




Final date: Monday, Sep 2, 2024 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

Assistant or Associate Specialist - Chang Lab

The Chang lab at the Department of Neurological Surgery is seeking for an Assistant or Associate Specialist. The area of specialization and responsibilities include machine learning, specifically in design and development of deep-learning models (encoding and decoding); Data analysis, primarily analysis of neural data; Speech modeling, including application of automatic-speech-recognition and spoken-language-understanding algorithms to neural data.

Required Qualifications:

* Master's degree in computer science or electrical engineering by the time of hire.

* Proficiency in Python and deep-learning frameworks.

* 2+ years of experience in developing and deploying machine-learning models.

* 2+ years of experience working with speech data.

* Applicants' materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Proficiency in Python and deep-learning frameworks (preferably PyTorch; TensorFlow also acceptable).

* Master's degree or PhD in computer science or electrical engineering.

* Experience with the required qualifications in both academic and industry setting.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

See Table 24B (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t24-b.pdf) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $56,600 - $78,500.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04421.


Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).


  • Cover Letter


  • Statement of Research (Optional)


  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)


  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement

    (Optional)


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.


Job location
San Francisco, CA
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