Research Associate - Ott Lab

San Francisco, CA
May 21, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Lab/Area:Ott Lab


The Gladstone Institute of Virology is recruiting a Research Associate (I, II, III or Sr.) to contribute cell biology and molecular biology skills for ongoing virology research.


  • Perform experiments relevant to viral diagnostic assay development using CRISPR-Cas technology (e.g. assays in 96-well or 384-well plate format using standard plate readers, preparation of buffers and solutions, etc.)

  • Culture cell lines and primary cells (e.g. 3D organoids) to support and execute various virology assays (e.g. infection studies, RNA and protein analysis including extraction, RT-qPCR and Western blot, FACS, staining and imaging using microscopes, etc.)

  • Design and execute experiments, interpret results, maintain excellent records, and routinely present project updates

  • Work independently and collaboratively to complete experiments and research projects

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or BA or MS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related field

  • 1+ years of hands-on lab experience (may include any relevant laboratory coursework as part of undergraduate/masters curriculum)

  • Strong foundation in general cell biology and molecular biology techniques in a BSL-2 laboratory

  • Outstanding communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to multitask with effective time management

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and GraphPad Prism

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds

  • Working knowledge of CRISPR/Cas technology and skills

  • Experience with infectious diseases and/or virology

Additional Information:

  • Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.

Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.