Basic Life Science Research Scientist

May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Basic Life Science Research Scientist

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Stanford University, Department of Endocrinology, is searching for a Basic Life Science Research Scientist for a one year appointment at 100% FTE. The BLSRS will be involved in multiple defined research projects investigating the relationship between obesity and purturbations in body weight/diet and development of insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. All studies use human blood and adipose tissue, and may also include muscle specimens. The BLSRS will have a full wet lab in which to process samples and will be expected to independently process human adipose samples, including collagenase digestion to isolate SVC from fat and possibly other techniques such as magnetic beading to isolate specific cell subsets. The BLSRS will need to correctly process and preserve samples for RNA, immunohistochemistry, and other functional and/or molecular analyses. The BLSRS will also oversee ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab records, overseeing biobank organization and sample retrieval, and adhering to safety regulations. The BLSRS is welcome to suggest new methodologies that include in vitro experiments with cells derived from human adipose tissue (preadipocytes and/or immune cells).
  • Ph.D. in biology or related discipline and experience in laboratory required.
  • At least 2 years of post-doc experience in academic environment or biotechnology industry.
  • Strong experimental design and data analysis skills; familiarity with laboratory techniques such as RIA, ELISA, western blot, rtPCR, immunohistochemistry, primary cell culture, protein and metabolite assays, and real-time PCR techniques.
  • Specific experience working with adipose tissue and cultured adipocytes is strongly desired.
  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory procedures and processes.
  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, adaptable, and able to work with minimal direction in a change-oriented environment.
  • Strong organizational, collaborative, and time management skills.
  • Possess the ability to write and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to convey complex technical information to a diverse group of people.

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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