Life Science Research Professional

Feb 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Life Science Research Professional

Stanford University

Job Number:

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is currently seeking a Life Science Research Professional to independently conduct and analyze experiments in support of research to understand the biological underpinnings of typical and atypical social behavior in animal models and patient populations.

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.

  • 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


  • Experience developing, validating and running hormone assays, extracting DNA/RNA from human and animal biological samples, and using gel electrophoresis for downstream analysis of endpoint PCR products

  • Experience coordinating clinical treatment trials and maintaining IRB protocol

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.

  • Position may require repetitive motion.

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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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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