Available Positions in Neuroscience

Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research associates who have been trained in vivo or slice electrophysiology, EEG recordings, behavior, or in histological/anatomical/molecular techniques and are interested in investigating pathophysiological mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits, network hyperexcitability, or interneuronal dysfunction in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease or related conditions are encouraged to apply. Requirements include BA, PhD, or MD, strong background in neuroscience, motivation, and creativity. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary, highly interactive team of Gladstone/UCSF scientists who are committed to identifying novel approaches to the treatment and prevention of major neurological disorders. Outstanding opportunities and benefits are provided for career development. Applicants should send their CV and names of three references to:  jorge.palop@gladstone.ucsf.edu

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Research Associate I - Palop Lab

The Palop Lab at the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF is seeking a Research Associate to assist in studies focusing on synaptic and network dysfunction in cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and neuropsychiatric conditions. The successful candidate will primarily be supporting postdoctoral scholars in the laboratory but may carry out independent experiments depending on interest and skills. Key responsibilities include histological techniques for neuroanatomy studies, testing potential therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy, maintaining transgenic colonies, and performing behavioral testing. Successful candidate may also be trained to perform specialized laboratory techniques such as brain surgeries, electrophysiological recordings, optogenetic stimulations, and data analyses.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, neuroscience, or bioengineering with some relevant experience or interest in working within the field of neuroscience. Postbac candidates are encouraged to apply. Our laboratory qualifies for NIH diversity supplements for postbac candidates. Please provide a cover letter, CV and names of references. These materials can be sent to Dr. Jorge Palop at jorge.palop@gladstone.ucsf.edu.

Desired experience

  1. Experience working with mice, including maintaining transgenic colonies, genotyping, transcardial perfusions and drug administration (i.p., s.c.). Experience in surgical techniques and/or behavioral studies is a plus.
  2. Experience with electrophysiology, histological techniques, western blot, PCR, and ELISAs are preferred.
  3. Goal-oriented team player
  4. Organized and detail-oriented

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), contributing to the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the areas of heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease. Gladstone is composed of three separate institutes and approximately 400 employees. Our employees receive exceptional benefits. We are located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus. Gladstone has consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in academia in the United States