Research Associate II- Bruneau lab

Location
San Francisco, CA
Posted
Jan 05, 2022
Ref
REQ-1254
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Category:Science
Lab/Area:Bruneau Lab

Description:

The laboratory of Benoit Bruneau at the Gladstone Institutes (http://bruneaulab.gladstone.org) is searching for a Research Associate (RA) to help us study the regulation of genes during heart development, using mouse models in vivo and stem cells in vitro. We are looking for candidates who are strongly motivated, work well in a team, and who could start immediately (or upon graduation). There is a potential for one or two publications within a two year time period. Candidates with plans for graduate school, medical school or dental school are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking for a research associate whose primary role will be mouse colony maintenance, including record keeping, tagging of animals, preparation of genomic DNA, and PCR genotyping. Training on mouse handling will be provided. Opportunities for expansion of responsibilities into additional projects may be offered based on personal interest.

  • Mouse husbandry and mouse colony maintenance including breeding, weaning and tagging of animals
  • Preparation of genomic DNA, and genotyping by PCR
  • Updates records and log books and assists in maintaining lab records and inventory
  • Assist in lab management functions including ordering reagents, organizing laboratory inventory

Requirements:

-Associate's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience

-BA/BS in Biological sciences and at least 6 months practical experience in a research laboratory (preferred)

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-Strong work ethic

-Strong organizational skills

-Comfortable with handling rodents

Preferred Skills

-PCR and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

-Mouse Husbandry

-Basic knowledge of mouse genetics

-Preparation of DNA for Genotyping

-Lab management (ordering, restocking, database maintenance
 

Additional Skills

-Dissection of embryonic mice

-Tissue culture

-Flow cytometry

-Proficiency in Excel, Word, ImageJ Fiji, Photoshop and Illustrator

-R programming (or equivalent)

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 and vacation.
  • Excellent benefits: generous medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, and commuter benefits; access to free shuttle transportation.


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.


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.