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Postdoctoral Scholar

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Mar 26, 2023

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Administration, General
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details

Lab/Area:Office of Postdoctoral & Graduate Affairs


About Gladstone Institutes

Are you an innovative, enterprising scientist with an interest in interdisciplinary research and ready for a postdoctoral training in one of the premier institutions for biomedical research? Here at Gladstone we bring together MDs and PhDs, tissue engineers, stem cell biologists, neurologists, virologists, genome engineers, and physiologists. Gladstone is home to five major institutes dedicated to different areas of study, each representing different yet interconnected areas of focus:

Investigators have the freedom to follow their research wherever it leads, and work closely with their colleagues in all institutes to deeply probe important questions in biomedicine. Above all, they champion highly interactive, creative, and innovative approaches to science as they seek prevention, treatments, and cures for major diseases.

Training Environment

Gladstone scientists also train the next generation of clinicians and researchers. Gladstone enthusiastically embraces this mission and has created a holistic training environment for postdoctoral scholars to gain the skills and experiences they will need for an independent career. Our program includes rigorous scientific training, personalized attention and mentoring, as well as development of professional competencies including leadership, scientific writing, networking, and conflict resolution. Learn more about Gladstone’s training programs.

Check out A Day in the Lab at Gladstone.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we know it takes a diverse group of empowered individuals to use science to effectively overcome disease. We pride ourselves on learning from each member of our community and cultivating a culture where every individual is respected and can succeed. We stand together as we progress along our journey to continuously improve and address imbalances that stand in the way of anyone’s opportunity to grow, contribute, and advance. Learn more about Gladstone’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we launched Embark, Gladstone’s Presidential Postdoctoral Program, in 2021. Embark aims to increase the representation of underrepresented minoritized groups within the sciences and at Gladstone. We believe that when we bring together people with diverse approaches and ideas to tackle scientific challenges in creative ways, we create tremendous opportunities for discovering new treatments and cures for disease.

Gladstone Perks and Benefits

Based in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, Gladstone Institutes is an independent state-of-the-art biomedical research institution that empowers its world-class scientists to find new pathways to cures.

  • 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

Salary range (DOE):

$64,480 - $76,980

If you are interested in doing postdoctoral training at Gladstone email the PI’s with a short description of your past research experiences, lab of preference and a resume/CV.

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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1650 Owens Street
San Francisco
United States

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