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Research Associate I

Gladstone Institutes
San Bruno, CA
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Lab/Area:Palop Lab


Research Associate I - Palop Lab

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), contributing to the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the areas of heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease.
Gladstone is composed of three separate institutes and approximately 400 employees. Our employees receive exceptional benefits. We are located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus. Gladstone has consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in academia in the United States.

The Palop Lab at the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF is seeking a Research Associate to assist in studies focusing on cognitive and network dysfunction in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. The successful candidate will primarily be working with mice and supporting postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students in the laboratory. Key responsibilities will include histological and molecular techniques for neuropathological studies, including perfusions, brain sectioning (sliding microtome and cryosections), immunohistochemistry,
immunofluorescence, RNAscope, imaging, histopathological quantification, western blot and ELISA. Responsibilities will also extend to supervising mouse colonies with lab members (not including genotyping, earmarking, and mouse husbandry) and performing behavioral testing using standard and machine learning approaches. Depending on interest and skills, the successful candidate may carry out independent experiments and be trained to perform specialized laboratory techniques such as brain surgeries for LFP/EEG recordings and optogenetic in vivo stimulations.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with some relevant experience working on neuroscience. Postbac candidates are encouraged to apply. Please provide a cover letter, CV and names of references.

Desired experience
  • Experience with histological techniques, imaging, and histopathological quantifications.
  • Experience with mouse work, including transcardial perfusions, fixation of tissues, maintaining mouse colonies, mouse surgeries, or behavioral testing.
  • Goal-oriented team player able to contribute to multiple projects independently or supervised.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Eager to learn, passionate about neuroscience, and ready to make meaningful contributions to science.

Hiring Range:

Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.

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