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Research Associate I- Akassoglou lab

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Jun 1, 2023

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

Job Details

Lab/Area:Akassoglou Lab


The Akassoglou Lab at The Gladstone Institutes is seeking a skilled research associate to join our group. The candidate will be a critical member of our team that will assist in a variety of projects focusing on the study of mechanisms and development of treatments for neurological diseases. The ideal candidate would be someone who is passionate about working with cutting edge technologies to study various neurological disease models. The position involves:

  • Managing animal colonies including breeding, genotyping, and complex crosses to obtain cell-specific knock out mice and fluorescent reporter mice.

  • Preparing brain and spinal cord samples for histology including tissue dissection, animal perfusion, cryosectioning, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.

  • Quantification of microscopy imaging data using ImageJ

  • Coordinate work with Core facilities including Behavioral, Genomics, and Microscopy Cores.

  • Assist in animal surgeries and immunizations with the goal to be trained to perform independently.

  • Preparation of data and methodology for reports and publications with the possibility for co-authorship when appropriate.


  • Associate's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience or BS or MS in life sciences.

  • One or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively with students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize effectively and work independently and as a part of a team.

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks routinely (ELISA, genotyping, etc).

  • Passion to learn new techniques and flexibility to adapt to changing needs.

  • Exceptional equipment use, record-keeping, and protocol habits.

  • Professionalism and strong work-ethic.

  • Outstanding organizational and managerial skills.

  • Computer literacy with particular experience with spreadsheets and databases.

Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experienc

Hiring Range:

$25/hr($52K)- $28.85/hr ($60K)

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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