Life Science Research Professional 1

May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Life Science Research Professional 1

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Stanford University is seeking a Life Sciences Research Professional 1 to work with minimal supervision under the PI and laboratory manager and who is flexible to work evening and weekends as needed to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. Radiochemistry Facility is on the first floor of the Lucas Expansion building. The heart of the Radiochemistry Facility is a GE PETtrace cyclotron, which is used for the production of radioisotopes for clinical and research use. A successful applicant must have experience working with Fragile X mouse models and be familiar with Fragile X Syndrome. Provide support to other members of the group and be willing to train and supervise undergraduate students. Candidate must be able to perform the listed wet lab work and be willing to learn any skills needed to make progress with research. Must be able to work on multiple projects and keep detailed data records. Must be comfortable working with collaborators and presenting data to an audience.

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
  • Expertise using a cryotome and vibratome to cut frozen tissue, strongly desired
  • Expertise with performing PET/CT/MR image acquisition and analyses on rodent models
  • Ability to accurately design and perform experiments as well as work with other lab members to design multi-modal experiments, strongly desired
  • Familiar with excel pivot tables, Image J and GraphPad Prism, strongly desired
  • Ability to autonomously write and optimize protocols for immunohistochemistry, immunofluorochemistry, autoradiography, brain micro-dissections and Western blots as well as perform subsequent data analysis.
  • Ability to contribute to publications
  • Proficient using a cryotome to section frozen tissue, strongly desired
  • Comfortable working with and around radioactivity, strongly desired
  • Willing to learn new techniques as necessary, strongly desired
  • Reliable self-starting and self-directed nature, exhibiting initiative and focused work ethic, strongly desired
  • Experience training and supervising others, strongly desired
  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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,

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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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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