Research Associate - Shipman Lab

San Francisco, CA
May 11, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Lab/Area:Shipman Lab


The Shipman Lab at the Gladstone Institutes is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate to join our team. We develop molecular biotechnology to overcome challenges in the understanding and treatment of human disease. Ongoing projects include therapeutic and multiplexed genome engineering, biological event recording into DNA, and mitochondrial transplantation.

The Research Associate in this position will contribute to projects that use biochemistry/molecular biology (cloning, RNA in vitro transcription, and protein expression/purification), cell culture (cell lines, human stem cells, transfection, virus production), structural biology, and bioinformatics. They will also assist in general upkeep of the laboratory such as ordering and organization of supplies and reagents and keeping equipment in operation. The Research Associate will be a full member of the scientific community in the lab, with the expectation that they will develop independent experiments and report results in publications. This would be an excellent opportunity for any candidate who wishes to pursue graduate school in the future.

Open to applicants who could start immediately, but also considering applicants who could start May 2022.

To apply: Attach a cover letter and resume.


Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

1+ years wet lab experience (in addition to lab coursework), preferred

Excellent teamwork, organizational, communication, and time-management skills

Prior experience with mammalian cell culture, bioinformatics, RNA biology, or protein purification ideal

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.