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 include supervising multiple mouse lines with lab members (not including genotyping, earmarking, and mouse husbandry), conducting basic histological techniques for neuroanatomy studies, and performing behavioral testing using standard and machine learning approaches. Depending on interests and skills, the successful candidate may also carry out independent experiments and receive training to perform specialized laboratory techniques such as brain surgeries, LFP/EEG recordings, in vivo optogenetics stimulations, machine learning approaches for behavioral phenotyping, transcriptomics, and data analyses.Â
Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with some relevant experience working in neuroscience. Current post-baccalaureate candidates are encouraged to apply. Please provide a cover letter, CV and names of 2-3 references.
Experience with mouse work, including maintaining mouse colonies, performing surgeries and transcardial perfusions, or behavioral testing.
Experience with histological techniques, including staining and confocal imaging.
Experience with in vivo or in vitro physiology, including EEG/LFP recordings or patch clamping.
Experience with computational approaches, including MATLAB, machine learning, or transcriptomics. Â
Goal-oriented team player able to contribute to multiple projects independently or under supervision.
Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.
Eager to learn, passionate about neuroscience, and ready to make meaningful contributions to science.Â
Internal Number: REQ-782
About Gladstone Institutes
The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), transforming the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the fields focused on heart disease, immunology and virology including HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease. Home to notable leaders in the field of medical science, including 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recipient Shinya Yamanaka, M.D.,Ph.D. Gladstone is comprised of four institutes in addition to various Centers and programs focusing approximately 500 members of our team on its mission: Science Overcoming Disease. Located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, Gladstone offers a competitive salary and benefits program within a robust environment for those seeking to maximize their potential. Please consider Gladstone and make a difference in human health.