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Research Associate I - Corces Lab

Employer
Gladstone Institutes
Location
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Apr 3, 2024

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

Job Details

Category:Science
Lab/Area:Corces Lab

Description:

Research Associate I - Corces Lab

Description

We are looking for a research associate to join our growing lab group. The candidate will be a critical member of a team of biologists working to understand the role of the epigenome in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The position will require the candidate to learn and perform basic and advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques including high throughput sequencing, single-cell assays, CRISPR-based high-throughput screens, flow cytometry, and iPSC-based cellular differentiation assays.

This position will be research-based with multiple opportunities for publication. The skills and experiences acquired from this position would provide a useful background for future pursuits in medical and/or bioscience graduate school. The ideal candidate would be someone who is motivated to learn cutting-edge sequencing and cellular assays, interested in understanding disease mechanisms, works well in a team setting, and is extremely organized. We strongly encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in science to apply.

In particular, this position will be focused on the generation of large-scale single-cell multi-omic datasets from primary patient brain tissue. The work will initially involve repetitive tissue processing and sequencing library preparation but will provide later opportunities for learning additional techniques and developing independent projects. A minimum commitment of 2 years in the lab is expected.

More information about the laboratory can be found at www.corceslab.com

Duties & Responsibilities:

The candidate will be directly supervised by a senior scientist in the laboratory and will have weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the PI, Dr. Ryan Corces.

The main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Isolation of nuclei from frozen brain tissue

• Single-cell sequencing assays including single-cell RNA-seq and single-cell ATAC-seq

• Generating high-throughput sequencing libraries for ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq

• Must be available for limited work some weekends as required by experiments
• Designing, implementing and troubleshooting experiments
• Communication of original findings in the form of lab meeting presentations

• Preparation of findings for publication
• Routine laboratory management such as supply ordering, maintenance, and upkeep (no more than 5% of total effort)

Additional responsibilities may include:
• CRISPR-based perturbations of cell lines or brain organoids
• Flow cytometric analysis of primary and cultured cells
• High-throughput screens including CRISPR-based and massively parallel reporter assays (MPRAs)
• Cell culture including iPSC differentiation

Direct prior experience in these techniques is not required.

Qualifications:

• Minimum:

  • AA/AS and 2+ years of relevant experience
  • B.S. in a field of Biological Sciences
  • ln depth knowledge of molecular and cellular biology

Skills/Experience required:

• At least 1-2 years of molecular biology laboratory experience

• Highly organized with attention to detail and excellent communication skills

• Highly motivated and interested in learning new techniques

• A record of academic excellence

Experience Preferred:

• Familiarity and experience with high-throughput sequencing library generation and sequencing

• Prior experience with tissue culture and aseptic technique

Hiring Range:

$52K ($25/hr) - $61,177 ($29.41/hr)


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.

Company

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.

Highlights

  • 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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