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Research Associate - Alexanian Lab

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Sep 10, 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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Job Details

Lab/Area:Alexanian Lab


The Alexanian Lab at the Gladstone Institutes is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate (RA) to join our new team. The goal of our laboratory is to understand the gene-regulatory and epigenetic mechanisms that govern cellular plasticity in normal and abnormal physiology, with a particular focus on heart disease. Our long-term aspirational goal is for our findings to inform new therapeutic strategies for a wide variety of chronic disorders that feature maladaptive remodelling of cell state and tissue architecture.

The RA in this position will contribute to projects that require a combination of wet lab molecular biology (cloning, plasmid DNA manipulation/preparation, agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR, RNA isolation, quantitative RT-PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation), cell culture (primary cell lines, human stem cells, transfection, virus production), as well as animal husbandry (maintaining mouse colonies, designing breeding schemes, tagging of animals, PCR genotyping, basic dissections). You will also have the chance to learn several cutting edge genomic technologies such as: single cell assays to profile the transcriptional and chromatin landscape, CRISPR-based screening, Cut&Run and PROseq. The candidate will also assist in general upkeep of the laboratory such as ordering and organization of supplies and reagents and keeping equipment in operation.

The RA 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 is an excellent opportunity for any candidate who wishes to pursue graduate school in the future. This is a new laboratory strongly committed to: culture of team-working, mentoring, curiosity, creativity, and diversity of background. The RA will be embedded in the dynamic, vibrant and fun research community of the Gladstone-UCSF Mission Bay campus. We are ideally looking for applicants who could start in September 2022, but we can consider later start.

To apply: Attach a cover letter and resume.

Required qualifications:

  • Associates degree and 2+ years of related experience

  • BA/BS degree in related field

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

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

  • Team worker

  • Highly self-motivated, reliable and responsible.

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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