Basic Life Research Scientist ( 1 Year Fixed Term)

Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Basic Life Research Scientist ( 1 Year Fixed Term)

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We are seeking an exceptional, highly motivated and team oriented full-time Basic Life Science Research Scientist at 100% FTE, initially for a 1-year fixed term, to join a structural biology lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary and dynamic research team with a focus on the structural characterization of cell surface receptors.

The position requires a highly self-motivated, accomplished individual with an outstanding track-record of innovation and success in both graduate school and postdoctoral research with a sustained publication record. The successful candidate will coordinate, advise, and contribute to various aspects that involve protein engineering and biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, structural biology, biophysics and bioinformatics. Specifically, the successful candidate will conceive, develop and optimize purification strategies of receptor-ligand complexes and will apply structural techniques for their characterization. The methods utilized will encompass protein biochemistry techniques including protein purification, SPR, ITC, and functional assays; cell biological techniques including mammalian and insect cell culture, transfection, virus generation and infection, stable cell line development, and immunostaining;
X-ray crystallography and/or cryo-EM for protein structure determination; and molecular biology techniques including expression vector and library design and cloning, single cell extraction and sequencing.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of success in establishing and performing collaborative research with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to take initiative, provide strategic input, problem solve and work in teams.

“Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and academic staff. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching, and clinical missions.” A Ph.D. or M.D. degree with at least 4 years of relevant postdoctoral research experience in academia and/or industry is required. A strong background in structural biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, assay development and bioinformatics is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be technically rigorous, possess exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail and have a track-record of excellence, innovation and productivity in research. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills are imperative. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively and will have additional roles in the training of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and staff members.

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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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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