Life Science Research Professional 1

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jun 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Life Science Research Professional 1

Job Number:
75347

The Darian-Smith lab in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiment(s). Our lab investigates the central neural response to spinal cord injuries that specifically affect hand/paw function.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Animal behavioral task training (large animals and rodents) that tests hand/paw function over many months. Some experience with video recording and analysis is desired but not required.
  • Perform general lab maintenance as needed; will be required to maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • 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.
  • Prepare for, and assist with experimental procedures as needed.
  • Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
  • Perform experiments for portions of research projects under supervision. Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students.
  • Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals.
  • Perform ongoing literature reviews to remain current with new procedures and related research.
  • Contribute to the preparation of papers for publication, presentation documents or proposals as needed, especially in the results section.
*- Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's in Neurobiology or Psychology
  • Experience with working with animals
  • Experience with light/confocal microscopy
  • Knowledge of Neuroanatomy
  • Two years of related experience preferred.

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 (from JDL):
  • 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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