Life Science Research Professional 2



Stanford University

Life Science Research Professional 2

Job Number:
75912

The Nolan Laboratory in the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 for a full-time position. The position will entail working closely on a team as a member and as a leader on specific research projects, sharing data, training colleagues and trainees in new techniques and protocols, documenting research protocols and results and recording and analyzing data. The candidate will also assist with preparation of data, figures and reporting for manuscripts, progress reports and grant submissions: Proficiency in English and writing skills are desired

Duties include:
  • Perform complex (lab and/or field) experiments for a major portion of the research project.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist.
  • Based on prior results, contribute to development of new research protocols and procedures or adaptation of existing protocols.
  • Make recommendations on plan design and/or research direction to principal investigator.
  • Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
  • Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
  • Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; present findings for lab work group.
  • Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section.
  • May contribute to publication of findings and present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
  • Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.
  • Serve as technical resource for other research staff.
  • Perform general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.
* - Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Extensive prior experience with single-cell mass cytometry/CYTOF, immunohistochemistry and microscopy.
  • Excellent laboratory management skills and knowledge of the full-range of genomic, proteomic, biochemical and immunohistochemical laboratory techniques.
  • Familiarity with and adherence to laboratory safety best-practices and Stanford University Health and Safety policies and regulations.
  • Familiarity with working with clinical blood samples.
  • Working closely on a team as a member and as a leader on specific research projects is essential, sharing data, training colleagues and trainees in new techniques and protocols, documenting research protocols and results and recording and analyzing data is key.
  • The candidate will also assist with preparation of data, figures and reporting for manuscripts, progress reports and grant submissions: Proficiency in English and writing skills are desired.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and three years of related experience, or Master's degree.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

None

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.


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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