Life Science Research Professional 1
Life Science Research Professional 1
Job Number: 74958
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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 to identify the molecular mechanisms of structural plasticity in the adult brain, with the goal of developing therapies for brain injury and neurodegenerative disease. We are seeking a highly motivated LSRP to perform basic functions and activities related to defined research projects and to independently conduct and analyze experiments. Specifically, the LSRP will work as part of a team studying in vivo mouse models of neural plasticity and axonal remodeling through 3D imaging and light sheet microscopy.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience with neurobiological and immunohistochemical techniques and procedures. They will also be familiar with the principles of fluorescence microscopy, and have familiarity and interest in working with animal models. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) animal husbandry (e.g. breeding, genotyping), 2) animal survival surgeries (e.g. stereotactic injections, in vivo viral tracing, behavioral assays), and 3) microscopy (e.g. light sheet fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, image analysis). Familiarity with statistical methods and MATLAB/python programming languages are a plus.
Additional day-to-day lab functions include ordering supplies, and maintaining shared research equipment and spaces. Applicant should be organized, detail-oriented, intellectually motivated, and have excellent communication skills. Applicant will be involved in a defined research project with collaborative, team-oriented supervision. The LSRP will report to the Lab Manager/Principal Investigator and may be responsible for supervising Life Science Technicians . 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
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, Neuroscience, or a related field, and at least 1-3 years of experience in a relevant laboratory setting, preferably with experience in neuroscience techniques such as histology, microscopy, surgical procedures, and animal handling. They must be able to work closely with other lab members, yet independently, and must be comfortable presenting and discussing their work. Exceptional organizational abilities, and attention to detail are required. Strong references that document prior research experience and skills are required. Salary commensurate with experience.
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
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.