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:
74904

The Department of Biochemistry seeks a Life Science Research Professional 1. The LSRP will support a research program investigating the temporal and spatial dynamics of signaling pathways in development and cancer. S/he is involved in defined research projects and is assigned a portion of the research project(s) to handle independently and expected to make original scientific contributions. The LSRP1 is expected to adapt protocols and modify procedures, and interpret and analyze the results. The position also entails lab management support such as ordering supplies and equipment, maintaining lab records, and adhering to safety regulations.

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:
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or related field.
  • At least one year of experience using molecular biology methods.
  • Independently perform: PCR (including primer design); restriction digest, ligation, transformation; agarose gel analysis; DNA quantification; plasmid purification (i.e. miniprep and maxiprep); troubleshooting of these methods
  • Understand the difference between DNA constructs used for transgene expression, protein overexpression, and gene deletion
  • Use of sequence analysis software to design constructs and verify Sanger sequencing results
  • Excellent organizational/record-keeping skills and general computer skills
  • Proficient in analysis of deep sequencing data using publicly available software.
  • Should be able to independently analyze the following: RNAseq-based expression analysis, analysis of CRISP/Cas9 screening data by counting guide RNA frequencies in parent and selected populations, and use deep sequencing to map insertion sites from haploid screens to the genome.
  • Proficient in the use of the following programming languages/environments: Python, R.
  • Should be able to write code independently to perform custom bioinformatics tasks.
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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