Are you a biologist with an interest in drug development for neurological and psychiatric disorders and would like to contribute to this important area in an intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary academic environment? Â
Opportunity: Research Associate/Scientist The Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease at San Franciscoâ™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 contribute to the identification and optimization of novel small-molecule drugs and biologicals.
The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment to advance preclinical drug development programs. The successful candidate will also have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the capability to effectively present scientific results to key stakeholders. Â
Â·Â Â A B.S. or an M.S. degree in biology or related field with demonstrated independence in experimental design, execution, data analysis and troubleshooting.
Â·Â Â Hands-on experience with a wide range of cell-based and biochemical assays, including western blotting, ELISA/MSD, reporter assays, siRNA/shRNA knockdown and qPCR.
Â·Â Â Attention to detail with excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Â·Â Â Outstanding interpersonal skills: ability to effectively interact with internal colleagues as well as external collaborators. Â
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Experience in the generation and analysis of primary neuronal cultures.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Knowledge of small molecule preclinical drug development, including knowledge of designing and refining assays to identify and optimize drug candidates.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Proficiency in utilizing software such as Graph Pad and Microsoft office for data analysis and figure generation.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Knowledge of statistics and experience with advanced bioinformatics tools.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Experience with high-throughput screening equipment and robotics.
To apply, please include your statement of interests, CV and 3 references.
Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: REQ-789
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.