Staff Research Scientist - Gladstone

1650 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States
Job Posted Date: 
June 22, 2022
Full-time Positions
Life Sciences

The joint Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology and the UCSF Diabetes Center seek a highly motivated Scientist who is passionate about managing an innovative academic research program focusing on immunology, cell therapies, human genetics, functional genomics and synthetic biology.

In your role as Staff Research Scientist, you will bridge two organizations in a dynamic environment supporting the work of a large group of enthusiastic and high-performing scientists. The ideal candidate should be an independent leader, exceptional multitasker, critical thinker, and communicator with an excellent work ethic and execution skills. Candidate must be able to work with a prolific, high-energy science team with complex scheduling needs in a fast-pace environment. This position requires the highest degree of confidentiality and discretion and is charged with handling and relaying sensitive information and findings.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Working on high dimensional analyses of immune cells, autoantibodies, and autoreactive T cells in patient samples. 
  • Independently working out novel sequencing technologies such as spatial transcriptomics.
  • Managing multiple simultaneous, collaborative projects across Gladstone and UCSF, preparing and distributing action items, and delegating and tracking tasks as needed to the appropriate administrative departments and core facilities involved
  • Communicating with multiple entities effectively and often to meet project short-term and long-term goals
  • Coordinating support of scientific publications
  • Assisting with submission of progress reports
  • Assisting with manuscript preparation
  • Assisting with presentation preparation
  • Attending regular lab and scientific collaboration meetings to remain current on research activities
  • Assisting in the organization of international scientific meeting and symposia, including preparation of grant applications and fundraising.
  • Assisting PI in creating budgets and other grant components, gathering of documents, such as budget justifications and biosketches, and working with the Grants Department to submit applications
  • Leading the preparation of subcontracts with collaborating academic labs.
  • Liaise and collaborate with Gladstone departments for grant submissions, philanthropy, event planning, and technology transfer
  • Preparation of slide decks and other documents for lay audience presentations.

Additional Information:

  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Be a part of big ideas and consider Gladstone. Your difference will make a difference in human health.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Requirements: 
  • This position requires a PhD in Life Sciences and at least 3 years of experience with scientific project management after PhD. Additional experience in an academic setting is highly preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced research environment and highly skilled in multitasking, time management, delegation, and prioritization.
  • Writing experience is required; publications and grant applications to prove successful writing are a plus.
  • Relevant work experience in scientific project management in academia.
  • Ability to research, write and manipulate data through knowledgeable use of online technologies, including Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint, Google Docs/Sheets, GraphPad Prism, Adobe Illustrator, and applications with equivalent functionality on both PCs and Macs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with information sources and colleagues in a professional and affable manner.
  • Ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies.
  • Commitment to a professional culture that promotes diversity, safety, and environmental consciousness and that is conducive to effective relationships among diverse groups of employees.
  • Ability to problem-solve and analyze issues without precedent.  
How to Apply: 

Apply at the Gladstone Institutes career site: Please include a cover letter.

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