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.
A 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.
Â Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Internal Number: REQ-788
About Gladstone Institutes
The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), transforming the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the fields focused on heart disease, immunology and virology including HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease. Home to notable leaders in the field of medical science, including 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recipient Shinya Yamanaka, M.D.,Ph.D. Gladstone is comprised of four institutes in addition to various Centers and programs focusing approximately 500 members of our team on its mission: Science Overcoming Disease. Located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, Gladstone offers a competitive salary and benefits program within a robust environment for those seeking to maximize their potential. Please consider Gladstone and make a difference in human health.