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Research Associate - Srivastava Lab

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Nov 18, 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:Srivastava Lab


The Srivastava Lab at the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF is seeking a highly motivated, organized and dedicated Bioinformatician Research Associate to support the bioinformatics and statistical needs of our team. In support of our research on developing and implementing new computational methods in genomics and molecular biology in the context of stem cell biology, cardiac/neural development, disease and repair. Current projects are aimed on streamlining and standardizing computational workflows of including but not limited to single cell and nuclei RNA sequencing, proteomics, ChIPSeq. We are looking for candidates with some background in biology and general science, proficient in R, and familiar with the UNIX command line. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with Git and GitHub, understanding of machine learning (ML) fundamentals, and experience in their preferred language.


  • Support and develop the automated pipelines that enable rapid genomic data generation and processing with the Wynton High Performance Computing (HPC) system

  • Troubleshoot data processing and data management system and suggest novel concept/ideas to improve existed systems

  • Manage the flow and processing of large datasets within the Wynton HPC system

  • Develop scripts for data analysis, statistical modeling, and visualization

  • Assist postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students with data analysis and interpretation

  • Collaborate with the Gladstone Genomics Core and Gladstone Bioinformatics Core

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree and 2+ years of directly relevant experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in biological or computational sciences (preferred)

  • Intermediate to advanced with R and the UNIX command line

  • Familiarity with Git and GitHub

  • Experience building RShiny apps

  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly

  • A confident and intelligent approach to problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Machine Learning fundamentals (bonus points for experience in the candidate's preferred language)

  • Experience with common bioinformatics data formats (fastq, bed, etc.)

  • Experience with common bioinformatics software (STAR, EdgeR, Seurat, cellranger)

  • Experience with Python and other programming languages

  • Familiarity with genomics visualization tools like IGV/UCSC genome browser

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover letter demonstrating your bio/science knowledge, proficiency in R and/or Python, and familiarity with the UNIX command line.

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or Resume highlighting relevant coursework and small projects.

  • Optional: Showcase a reasonably complex project with a deliverable written in your preferred language (e.g., predicting patient outcomes using time-series clinical data).

  • Optional: Provide evidence of experience with the nice-to-have skills mentioned above.

Join our dynamic and collaborative team to contribute to groundbreaking research in stem cell, cardiac and neuroscience. We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and ample opportunities for growth and learning. Candidates with the must-have qualifications and a willingness to learn and adapt will excel in this role.

Hiring Range:


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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