Life Science Research Professional 1

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Life Science Research Professional 1

Job Number:
75241

Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional to study the mechanisms of aging in the nematode C.elegans (http://web.stanford.edu/group/brunet/). This is a unique opportunity to independently conduct a portion of a research project with potential for growth. The successful candidate will study the mechanisms of aging in C.elegans and will contribute to research seeking to understand the effect of the environment on the rate of aging. The candidate will have the opportunity to make original, scientific contributions to the projects and to collaborate with students and postdocs in the lab as well as collaborators. Primary responsibilities are to design and conduct experiments and to develop protocols to study the molecular basis of aging in C. elegans. Other duties include assisting with general C. elegans maintenance as well as generating transgenic and CRISPR/Cas9 engineered worm strains. A B.Sc. degree in Biology or Chemistry is preferred for this position.

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, 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 biology or chemistry
  • Proficiency with C. elegans maintenance
  • Experience with C.elegans injections, genotyping, CRISPR
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning
  • Strong reliability and team oriented worker
  • Ability to design experiments and analyze data.
  • Ability to give instructions and interact with a number of people on a day-to-day basis.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
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:

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.






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