Research Associate I- Palop Lab

San Francisco, CA, United States
Apr 25, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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 five 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 using machine learning approaches to analyze mouse behavioral videos and simultaneously-collected neurophysiological signals (e.g. EEG/EMG, LFP, single/multi-unit recordings) as well as supporting postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students with data analysis and interpretation. Key responsibilities include developing and optimizing behavioral tests for machine learning approaches (e.g., open field, social behaviors, novel object recognition), including tracking for mouse pose estimation, performing behavioral segmentation and sequencing, and developing scripts for data analyses, statistics, and integration of machine learning approaches. Depending on interests, skills, and career plans, the successful candidate may also carry out independent projects and receive training to perform specialized analytical techniques such as brain wave analysis, neuronal spike sorting, computation on the UCSF Wynton supercomputing cluster, and running mouse behavioral assays. This position also offers the opportunity to implement machine learning approaches for behavioral phenotyping with the Gladstone Behavioral Core.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in biological or computational sciences with some relevant experience working in neuroscience (preferred) or an Associates degree and 2+ years of relevant experience. Current post-baccalaureate candidates and members of marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Please provide a cover letter, CV and names of 2-3 references.

Desired experience

Experience with analytical and computational approaches, including MATLAB, Python, or machine learning. Experience with DeepLabCut is welcomed but not required. Experience writing custom scripts for data analysis and visualization. Experience with statistical software including Excel, Prism, and SPSS. Experience with in vivo or in vitro neurophysiology, including EEG/LFP recordings. Experience with mouse work, including behavioral testing and Noldus software. 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.

Additional Information:

  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Be a part of big ideas and consider Gladstone. Your difference will make a difference in human health.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.