Life Science Technician I

Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Life Science Technician I

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The Fantyl lab in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks an enthusiastic Life Science Technician 1 to perform CODEX imaging in the lab to facilitate study of ovarian and renal cell cancer. This position is 100% FTE and will perform the following duties:
  • Histological procedures involving fixation of tissue and staining specimens withstains that do not require microscopic control in proceeding from step to step.
  • Maintenance and transfer of established cell lines where the culture conditions are well defined Biochemical assays (often colorimetric or spectrophotometric) of compounds or enzymatic activity using well-established procedures where the determination of any settings or adjustments is provided to the technician.
  • Molecular biology assays (polymerase chain reaction, sequencing reactions) where the protocol is well established.
  • Operation of instruments (e.g., spectrophotometer, fraction collector, scintillation counter, PCR machines, light microscope, cell counter) where the settings are simple or prescribed; techniques such as centrifugation (not involving density gradients) or limited black and white photography.
  • Isolation, purification and maintenance of bacteria and basic manipulation of bacterial plasmids using well-established protocols; determination of the concentration of cells.
  • One year of employment experience in laboratory work or equivalent training (e.g., one year of college science) is required.
  • Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
Desired qualifications:
  • Experience with photography and image processing, trouble shooting and problem solving especially as it pertains to equipment.

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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