Life Science Research Professional 1

Location
Stanford
Posted
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Life Science Research Professional 1

Job Number:
74873

The Mary Lake Polan Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, under the direction of Prof. Oliver Dorigo, is seeking a Lab Manager to help in our mission to discover new immunotherapies for ovarian cancer. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research as part of a dynamic team.

About the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Our mission is to provide sustained leadership in scientific investigation, outstanding patient care, and education by training the future leaders of our specialty. Our faculty is committed to the highest level of basic and clinical research in Obstetric & Gynecologic science. In particular, we are focused on innovative translational medicine; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside.

The Life Science Research Professional will provide support for a growing lab group in addition to performing independent experiments.

Duties include:

  • Perform general lab maintenance; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support.
  • Proficiency in immunohistochemistry, fluorescence- activated cell sorting (FACS), animal husbandry and processing and banking patient tumor samples are preferred.
  • Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Interpret and perform basic analyses of results.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
  • Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Maintain mouse colony and animal approval records.
  • Contribute to publication of findings as needed.
  • Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students.
*- Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology desired.
  • Proficiency in: immunohistochemistry, fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), rodent husbandry and processing and banking patient tumor samples.
  • Skills in rodent surgeries are also preferred.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • General understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
  • None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
  • Position may require repetitive motion.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
  • May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.


Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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