Life Science Research Professional 2
Life Science Research Professional 2
Job Number: 75270
Job Code 4952, Pay Grade G, 2-Year Fixed Term
The mission of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering is to create a fusion of engineering and the life sciences that promote scientific discovery and the development of new biomedical technologies and therapies through research and education. The Department of Bioengineering is jointly supported by the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. It includes, in a single department, research and teaching programs that embrace biology as a new engineering paradigm and apply engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems.
Department of Bioengineering is seeking to hire a Life Science Research Associate in the Lab of Dr. Markus Covert. Successful candidate must be well organized and able to conduct experiments, which involve time-lapse fluorescent microscopy, large-scale gene expression analysis, molecular cloning, and other molecular assays on primary mammalian and microbial cells. The LRSP will also be responsible for training and orienting all incoming members of the lab, as well as taking care of lab supply purchasing and interfacing with vendors. The LRSP will maintain cultured cells, prepare assay reagents and samples, create novel plasmid constructs, and perform molecular assays, which will require working knowledge of mammalian cell culture and standard molecular biology. The position will also require some ordering and maintenance of standard lab equipment and supplies. The LRSP will work under general guidance from the Principal Investigator, and will also work closely with other researchers in a team setting. The LRSP must be accurate, efficient, organized, keep detailed records, have excellent communication skills, and must have the ability to recognize irregularities in experimental results and modify experiments as needed.
The Covert Lab works at the forefront of systems biology research, and is best known for construction of the first “whole-cell” computer model that explicitly takes all of the known information about each gene and molecule into account to predict cell behaviors - which was called an “ultimate goal” of biology, and “a grand challenge for the 21st century. Now, with a major new award from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, our group is building a top-flight team to develop and advance this research in order to have the largest possible impact on the world.
Perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and three years of related experience, or Master's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Certifications and Licenses:
* - 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.
Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.
About Stanford University
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Thank you for your interest!
Location: School of Engineering
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.