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:
74894

The Department of Genetics at Stanford University seeks a Life Science Research Assistant to join a molecular and cellular biology lab. The LSRA will be an integral member of a research team that is developing novel genetic tools, including ultracomplex CRISPR/Cas9 and shRNA libraries, to conduct genetic screens in a range of medically relevant areas, such as cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious disease. The goal of this work is to understand the biology of endocytosis and stress in these disease contexts, and identify novel therapeutic drug targets. Candidate must be willing to work in a research team, be organized, enjoy problem solving, and have strong communication skills. This is an opportunity for a motivated, creative, and reliable person to participate in highly collaborative, cutting-edge research at the forefront of modern biology.

Responsibilities include cell culture and maintenance of human cell lines, basic molecular biology (PCR, cloning, running DNA and protein gels), flow cytometry, preparation of samples for deep sequencing, confocal microscopy, basic statistical calculations, and other duties as assigned. The LSRA will be expected to work closely with the PI to develop protocols, interpret and analyze the results of experiments, and suggest modifications to procedures as appropriate. The position includes lab management tasks such as ordering supplies, maintaining lab records, and adhering to safety regulations. The LSRA is expected to keep abreast of scientific literature and contribute new ideas and techniques to the lab, as well as attend lab meetings and journal clubs.

Duties include:
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, and recombinant DNA techniques
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques
  • Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills
  • Experience with high throughput sequencing methods and sample preparation, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, lentivirus handling, and computer programming.
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
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.
WORK STANDARDS
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu


Job: Research

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

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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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