Life Science Research Assistant
Life Science Research Assistant
Job Number: 75366
Life Science Research Assistant, Grade E, 100% FTE, Exempt, Continuing
School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering is seeking applicants for the position of Life Science Research Assistant to assist the animal care team. This team functions in a neurophysiology lab that investigates the neural mechanisms of cortical motor control and designs neural prosthetic systems.
- Perform or assist in routine veterinary procedures and surgery preparation.
- On a daily basis, monitor animal health (including during post-operative recovery), maintain health records, and administer routine medications and treatments.
- Provide initial training of non-human primates and become adept at working with animals.
- Assist with the psychological enrichment of non-human primates
- Help orient and train new staff or students on proper health, safety, and lab procedures.
- 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.
- 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, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
- Assist in ensuring the laboratory meets all federal, state, and local regulations.
- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in related scientific field. Preferably in biology or a field studying behavior. Experience working with non-human primates desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- General understanding of scientific principles.
- General computer skills (e.g. email, web, Microsoft Excel) 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 complete detailed work with attention to detail.
Certifications and Licenses:
- Often sweep and mop surfaces as well as chop and mix animal food.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 based 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.
Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.
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Thank you for your interest!
Location: School of Engineering
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