Life Science Technician I

Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Life Science Technician I

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The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Life Science Technician 1 to participate in project aiming to provide adeno-associated virus production service to the vision science research community as part of the Core facility. The lab focuses on developing adeno-associated virus-mediated gene therapy for retina degeneration induced by optic neuropathies.

The Life Science Technician will be working closely with Principal Investigator, Dr. Yang Hu, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology.

Characteristic Duties:

  • Very simple animal dissection such as removing a readily accessible organ, preparation before and assistance during surgery, administration of medication and post-surgery care.
  • Histological procedures involving fixation of tissue and staining specimens with stains that do not require microscopic control in proceeding from step to step
  • Maintenance and transfer of established cell lines where the culture conditions are well defined
  • Biochemical assays (often colorimetric or spectrophotometric) of compounds or enzymatic activity using well-established procedures where the determination of any settings or adjustments is provided to the technician
  • Molecular biology assays (polymerase chain reaction, sequencing reactions) where the protocol is well established
  • Operation of instruments (e.g., spectrophotometer, fraction collector, scintillation counter, PCR machines, light microscope, cell counter) where the settings are simple or prescribed; techniques such as centrifugation (not involving density gradients) or limited black and white photography
  • Isolation, purification and maintenance of bacteria and basic manipulation of bacterial plasmids using well-established protocols; determination of the concentration of cells
  • Complete and accurate documentation of the work performed. The minimum requirements for a Life Science Technician 1 level is generally associated with approximately one year's employment experience in laboratory work or equivalent training (e.g.: one year of college science). Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records.

    Job: Research

    Location: School of Medicine
    Schedule: Full-time
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