Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

Life Science Research Professional 1

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Stanford University, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. The LSRP will be involved in funded research projects to study the effects of aldehydes on human health. A majority of the work performed at this time will be in cell culture in immortalized cells. A portion of the work will involve isolating primary cells from mice for use in cell culture.

We are an Anesthesiology research lab at Stanford studying the effects of aldehyde production and metabolism on human health. These findings in our lab may provide the basis for developing a precision health platform for the 560 million people in the world who cannot efficiently metabolize aldehydes (such as acetaldehyde produced from alcohol). We are primarily looking to hire a LSRP who can provide cell culture and molecular biology support for several projects ongoing in the lab. The person ideally should have 1-2 years research experience and be proficient in performing cell culture and molecular biology techniques such as FACS, Western Blot, and immunofluorescence. The person also ideally would be willing to learn how to perform primary cell culture isolation for various tissues in mice. Funding for these projects is presently supported by the NIH through 2021 and University of California TRDRP through 2019.

Duties include:
  • 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.
  • 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. Make recommendations on the research design and direction. The LSRP is expected to plan and coordinate an experiment from beginning to end. Responsible for interpretation of data and findings and maintaining detailed records of experiments and outcomes, suggesting modifications to existing procedures when needed May also be required to recommend changes in policy, or develop new protocols to prevent reoccurrence of problems. Must keep an accurate laboratory notebook for all studies.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students.
*Other duties may also be assigned
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or science-related major.
  • Prior experience handling rodent animals for research
  • Experience with cell culture, molecular biology techniques
  • Minimum of one year of previous research experience
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in multi-tasking and time management
  • Prior project management experience.
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:
  • 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,
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 and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers”

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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