Life Science Research Professional 1
Life Science Research Professional 1
Job Number: 74957
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The Department of Biology is seeking a 100% full-time Life Science Research Professional (LSRP) 1 starting June 1, 2017 to work with a group of postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates to help understand how neurons, specifically axons respond to trophic deprivation and injury. We wish to uncover the molecular basis and therefore the mechanisms underlying axonal degeneration and neuron cell death with the goal of developing therapies for traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disease. We are seeking a LSRP to perform basic functions and activities involved in a defined research project and to independently conduct and analyze experiments. The LSRP will work as part of a team focused on research related to in vitro cell-based models and in vivo mouse models of neural development and neurodegeneration.
The group is looking for a LSRP1 who is interested in neuroscience research grounded in molecular biology, biochemistry and basic neurobiology. Specifically, we are trying to find permissive factors required for destruction of axons in a caspase dependent manner. We have conducted a large-scale mass spectrometry screen to identify factors downstream of caspase activated axon degeneration are characterizing the hits. Specifically, we would like a 100% LSRP1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects and independently conduct and analyze experiments.
An ideal candidate would be proficient in molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, lentiviral production and ideally would have experience in culturing primary neurons. Additional useful skills would be bioinformatics skills and coding (python). We are looking for a LSRP1 who has demonstrated an aptitude for science and wants to pursue these goals by conducting self-directed research projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) primary and immortalized cell culture, including lentiviral production 2) animal husbandry (e.g. breeding, genotyping), 3) molecular biology (e.g. Western blotting, immunostaining, qPCR, DNA subcloning).
Additional day-to-day lab functions include ordering supplies, and maintaining lab stocks. Applicant should be organized, detail-oriented, intellectually motivated and have excellent communication skills. LSRP will be involved in a defined research project with moderate supervision. Strong references that document prior research experience and skills are required. Salary commensurate with experience. The LSRP will report to the Lab Manager/Principal Investigator and may be responsible for supervising Life Science Technicians.
Strong references that document prior research experience and skills are required. Salary commensurate with experience. Weekend work may be necessary at times. Required weekend work can be substituted for normal workday hours. Work will be carried out primarily in the Department of Biology in Gilbert labs but will require visits to the animal facility, other core facilities and collaborating labs. CORE DUTIES*:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
Preferred Education & Experience:
The candidate should have a B.A. or B.S. or Masters in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field, and at least 1-3 years of experience in a relevant laboratory setting, preferably with experience in histology and neuroscience techniques as well as in the culture of cell lines. An advanced degree is strongly preferred. They must be able to work closely, yet independently with other lab members. Exceptional organizational abilities, and attention to detail are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
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