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Research Associate I - Palop Lab

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

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Research Associate I - 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 use 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 (e.g., open field, social behaviors, novel object recognition) for machine learning approaches, including motion tracking for mouse pose estimation, performing behavioral segmentation and sequencing, and developing scripts for data analyses and statistics. 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 and Gladstone Bioinformatics Core.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in biological or computational sciences with some relevant experience working in neuroscience. Please provide a cover letter, CV and names of 2-3 references.

Desired experience

  • Experience with analytical and computational approaches, including MATLAB, Python, and/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/or 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.

At Gladstone and in the Palop Laboratory, we know it takes a diverse group of empowered individuals to advance science and 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 sciences.

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


Gladstone is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization located in the epicenter of biomedical and technological innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gladstone has created a research model that disrupts how science is done, funds big ideas, and attracts the brightest minds. Gladstone Institutes leads the way for innovative research in the biomedical field. We always seek dedicated and talented individuals to join our team.

Scientists know that using a diversity of approaches is often the most efficient strategy for solving a problem. New and different perspectives engender the very innovation that Gladstone prizes. This is one of the many reasons why we value diversity at Gladstone—be that a diversity of race, culture, religion, mental or physical ability, heritage, age, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Our employees hail from more than 30 countries around the globe and we seek to hire the best and brightest for our diverse team of scientists and administrators. Career opportunities are available in both our administrative offices and our research areas.

Our Benefits
Gladstone offers eligible employees—and their dependents—a comprehensive range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement savings, and professional development.


  • Health and Retirement
    • A choice of medical plans, flexible spending account, and retirement account options that include employer contributions help you take care of your health and your future.
  • Time Away from Work
    • More than just vacation days, our paid and unpaid leave policies offer flexibility to help you confront different stages of life including maternity and paternity leave, as well as other types of family leave.
  • Professional Development
    • Gladstone encourages employees to seek the skills they need to remain at the forefront of their profession. By supporting professional development workshops and continuing education, Gladstone provides employees with the resources they need to evolve in their role and in their career.
  • Gladstone Cares
    • A specially selected suite of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace. Includes resources for dealing with the many stages of life to specific coverage for family planning, and back-up child or elder care coverage.
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