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Research Associate

Gladstone Institutes
San Bruno, CA
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Lab/Area:Mucke Lab


Who we are:

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of all people through medical research and education in neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, immunology, and stem cell biology. Home to notable leaders in science and biomedicine, Gladstone comprises five institutes as well as various centers and programs. All of its approximately 600 members are aligned in their mission to carry out or support science that overcomes disease. Located in an award-winning building at the Mission Bay Campus, Gladstone offers a competitive salary and benefits program. It provides an ideal environment for those seeking to maximize and fully leverage their potential. Consider Gladstone and make a difference in human health.

About the role:

Are you interested in brain diseases and would like to contribute to this important area of research in an intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary academic environment?

The Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease at San Francisco's burgeoning Mission Bay Campus could offer you outstanding opportunities to pursue this goal and improve the lives of people around the world. The successful candidate will work directly with innovative neurobiologists to unravel disease mechanisms and identify new therapeutic targets.

The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment to advance disease-focused neuroscience. The successful candidate will also have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the capability to effectively present scientific results to other scientists.

What you will do:
  • Small rodent surgeries, including stereotactic injections and electrode implantations
  • Management of complex mouse colony, including acquisition, breeding and distribution of mice and computerized record-keeping
  • Preparation and maintenance of primary cell cultures from rodent embryos
  • General molecular biological techniques, including protein assays, gel electrophoresis, western blots and quantitative PCR
  • Histology and light microscopy techniques, including processing tissues, immunostaining and image processing

What you will need:
  • BA/BS in neuroscience, biology or a related field and at least 1 year of relevant experience
  • Molecular biology experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, multitasking and organizational skills
  • A strong work ethic with accuracy and attention to detail

Physical Requirements:

Bending, squatting, climbing stairs, pushing/pulling up to 25 pounds, reaching aboveshoulder level, sitting, standing, walking, carrying/lifting 20-25 pounds, repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities. May be exposed to chemical agents.

To apply, please include your statement of interests, resume and contact information for 3 references.

Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

If this role is not for you:

Please stay in touch and to see a complete list of our open career opportunities, please visit:

Hiring Range:

$25-$29 / hr

Gladstone Perks & Benefits
  • People -work with talented, committed, and supportive teammates within an organization that values each member of its community.
  • A meaningful place to grow and learn -whether it's your professional skills or scientific knowledge, we have the resources and environment to advance either so you can better support Gladstone's mission to drive a new era of discovery in disease-oriented science and to mentor tomorrow's leaders in an inspiring and diverse environment.
  • Healthy work/life balance -you are highly engaged and productive at work because you can have time to recharge and enjoy a vibrant life outside of work.
  • Compensation -competitive salary. Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Excellent benefits -generous medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid vacation, commuter benefits, access to free shuttle transportation.

Gladstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other non-job related characteristic. We make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment.

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