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Research Scientist/Senior Research Associate- Ott Lab

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Mar 26, 2024

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

Job Details

Lab/Area:Ott Lab


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Scientist/Senior Research Associate specializing in invivo research to join our dynamic research team. The selected candidate will be responsible for executing invivo research experiments in our state-of-the-art animal BSL3 lab. This role will involve designing and conducting experiments, managing animal colonies, and contributing to virology research in an ABSL3 environment.


1. Experimental Design and Collaboration: Design relevant small animal research experiments, both independently and in collaboration with internal and external research collaborators. Leverage expertise to ensure the successful execution of research initiatives within the BSL3 environment.

2. Animal Management and Research Activities: Perform ABSL3-relevant research activities using small animal models to study viral pathogenesis, transmission, and screening of pharmacological inhibitors. Manage all aspects of animal colonies, including acquisition, breeding, genotyping etc. Conduct tissue processing and perform endpoint experiments such as virus titration and prepare samples for immune response assessments.

3. Virology Research in BSL3 Setting: Conduct BSL3-relevant in vitro activities in virology, including the propagation of viruses in cell lines, titrations, quality control, infections, and experimental perturbations. Prepare samples for downstream project-specific assays, including qRTPCR, cell fixation and other relevant procedures.

4. Lab Operations and Biosafety Compliance: Ensure adherence to biosafety and security standards in the ABSL3 environment. Implement and maintain common laboratory standard operating procedures and processes in accordance with state and federal regulations. Perform routine activities essential for the smooth functioning of the ABSL3 lab.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD (preferred) orBS/BA, MS/MA in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related field
  • 7+ years of related experience for individuals with a BS/BA
  • 5+ years of related experience for individuals with a MS/MA
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years of extensivehands-on experience with handling of andresearchactivities insmallanimalmodelssuchas mice, rats, or hamsters
  • 2+ years of experience performing experiments and training other individuals in BSL2 and/orBSL3laboratories
  • Outstanding communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to work on several projects in parallel as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD preferred
  • Experience working with small animal models, mammalian cell culture, general molecular biology, andvirologyassays.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Hiring Range:

Senior Research Associate - $80K-$95K

Research Scientist- $89K- $105K

Gladstone Perks & Benefits

  • 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. Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Excellent benefits–generous medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid vacation, commuter benefits, access to free shuttle transportation.

​Gladstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other non-job related characteristic. We make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment.


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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