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Research Associate I - Palop Lab

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Jul 16, 2022

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Lab/Area:Palop Lab


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 working with mice and supporting postdoctoral scholars and graduate students in the laboratory. Key responsibilities include supervising other lab members, managing mouse lines, genotyping, ordering laboratory supplies, organizing laboratory space, conducting basic histological techniques, and performing behavioral testing using standard approaches. Depending on interests and skills, the successful candidate may also carry out independent experiments and receive training to perform specialized laboratory techniques such as brain surgeries, LFP/EEG recordings, in vivo optogenetic.


Associate’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience or BS degree in biological or computer sciences

Desired experience

  • Experience with mouse work, including maintaining mouse colonies, performing surgeries and transcardial perfusions, or behavioral testing.

  • Experience with histological techniques, including staining and confocal imaging.

  • Experience with in vivo or in vitro physiology, including EEG/LFP recordings or patch clamping.

  • Experience with data analysis, including MATLAB, Python, machine learning, and/or transcriptomics.

  • 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.

At Gladstone and in the Palop Laboratory, we know it takes a diverse group of empowered individuals to use science to effectively overcome disease. We are committed to creating a diverse community and cultivating a culture where every individual is respected and can succeed. We encourage applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in the science

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