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The Shipman Lab is an inclusive group, open to all scientists.

 

Graduate Students

Seth is a core member of the Bioengineering, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Sciences graduate programs. If you are interested in a rotation, please email seth.shipman@gladstone.ucsf.edu.

 

Research Associate – Shipman Lab

The Shipman Lab at the Gladstone Institutes is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate to join our team. We develop molecular biotechnology to overcome challenges in the understanding and treatment of human disease. Ongoing projects include therapeutic and multiplexed genome engineering, biological event recording into DNA, and mitochondrial transplantation.

 

The Research Associate in this position will contribute to projects that use biochemistry/molecular biology (cloning, RNA in vitro transcription, and protein expression/purification), cell culture (cell lines, human stem cells, transfection, virus production), structural biology, and bioinformatics. They will also assist in general upkeep of the laboratory such as ordering and organization of supplies and reagents and keeping equipment in operation. The Research Associate will be a full member of the scientific community in the lab, with the expectation that they will develop independent experiments and report results in publications. This would be an excellent opportunity for any candidate who wishes to pursue graduate school in the future.

 

Open to applicants who could start immediately, but also considering applicants who could start May 2022.

 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to seth.shipman@gladstone.ucsf.edu.

 

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering or related field

1+ years wet lab experience (in addition to lab coursework)

Excellent teamwork, organizational, communication, and time-management skills

Prior experience with mammalian cell culture, bioinformatics, RNA biology, or protein purification ideal

 

 

Postdoctoral Scholar – Shipman Lab

The Shipman Lab at the Gladstone Institutes is seeking Postdocs to join our dynamic team. We develop molecular biotechnology to overcome challenges in the understanding and treatment of human disease. Ongoing projects include therapeutic and multiplexed genome engineering, biological event recording into DNA, and mitochondrial transplantation.

 

The Postdoc in this position will lead the development of platform technologies for genomic medicine. These technologies enable precise therapeutic editing, cell engineering, and disease mechanism discovery. Candidates interested in pursuing translational opportunities and founding companies are encouraged, as are those interested in pursuing academic careers. We are a lab dedicated to academic science and creating a pipeline to put that science into action. Prior experience in biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or bioinformatics with a strong desire to make an impact on human disease via molecular technology is ideal. Postdocs in this position will be trained for scientific leadership, so candidates should be interested in honing mentorship, team building, and project management skills.

 

Considering applicants on an ongoing basis.

 

To apply, send a cover letter and CV to seth.shipman@gladstone.ucsf.edu.

 

Qualifications

PhD degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering or related field

Excellent teamwork, organizational, communication, and time-management skills, demonstrated by publications and references

Prior experience with mammalian cell culture, multiplexed experiments, large scale sequencing and synthesis, and bioinformatics preferred

 

 

Senior Scientist – Shipman Lab

The Shipman Lab at the Gladstone Institutes is seeking a Senior Scientist to join our team. We develop molecular biotechnology to overcome challenges in the understanding and treatment of human disease. The person in this position will manage the most translational projects in the lab that span the interface between academic science and industrial application, including project management focused on achieving milestones in genomic medicine.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to shepherd academic biotechnologies into applied medicine. Candidates should be comfortable with platform technologies, building and managing teams, and considering market opportunities. This senior scientist would have the opportunity to join a new company that spins out of the lab or remain with the lab over a longer period of time. Rigorous scientific standards and exacting organization are critical.

 

Considering applicants on an ongoing basis.

 

To apply, send a cover letter and CV to seth.shipman@gladstone.ucsf.edu.

 

Qualifications

PhD and 3+ years postdoc or professional experience

Expertise in molecular biotechnology and high-throughput experimentation, with demonstrated track record of success

Experience managing teams and budgets