Are you interested in brain diseases and would like to contribute to this important area of research in an intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary academic environment?
Opportunity: Research Associate 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 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.
In this role, you will be performing the following:
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
AssociatesÂ degree and 2+ years of relevant experience
BA/BS in neuroscience, biology or a related field and at least 1 year of relevant experience
Excellent communication, interpersonal, multitasking and organizational skills
A strong work ethic with accuracy and attention to detail
Bending, squatting, climbing stairs, pushing/pulling up to 25 pounds, reaching aboveÂ shoulder 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, CV and 3 references.
Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: REQ-818
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.