Life Science Technician II

Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Life Science Technician II

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The Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology is seeking a Life Science Technician II to assist with preparation of laboratory biological tissue specimens for Array Tomography, and for general laboratory maintenance and organization.
Duties include preparation of specimens and reagents for immunostaining, light and electron microscopy, tissue thin and ultra-thin sectioning, handling of experimental animals (rats and mice), including whisker trimming and perfusion, fluorescent image acquisition, and analysis of volumetric image data, basic statistical analysis, experimental record-keeping, general laboratory compliance and record-keeping tasks, and general laboratory maintenance and organization.
Applicants already having experience in desired skills are preferred, but training in specific procedures will be provided. Experience in the skills/duties listed above is preferred, but aptitude is required and training will be provided. Training, if necessary, in general laboratory tasks will be provided.
In addition:
  • 2+ year of relevant laboratory experience or relevant college coursework.
  • A strong interest in cellular neuroscience.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and record keeping in laboratory procedures.
  • Excellent manual dexterity.
  • Preferred: Experience working in a biology laboratory.
  • Preferred: Ultrathin sectioning.
  • Preferred: Understanding of basic principles of light microscopy.
  • Preferred: Experience with animal handling (rodents) and perfusion fixation.
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Aptitude for learning and use of scientific software (ImageJ).

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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