Life Science Research Professional

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Life Science Research Professional

Stanford University

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Stanford University's Department of Medicine, Division of Blood & Marrow Transplantation is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments in the Cancer Correlative Science unit (CCSU). CCSU is newly established as a major translational science laboratory performing a range of state-of-the-art assays such as Mass- and flow cytometry, ATAC-Seq and TCR sequencing to the translational research after Immuno-therapy clinical trials at Stanford.

CCSU goal is to bridge the knowledge gained from this translational effort to develop new and improved therapies.
The CCSU is a dynamic, highly collaborative unit that works towards the goal of the group and fulfilling the need for translational research designed for each clinical trial.

The LSRP will perform flow cytometry and will be responsible for independently conducting experiments and analyzing data. She/He will be involved in preparing data for publication. In addition, the LSRP will work in a dynamic environment where the scientific excellence and development is highly regarded and valued. The position also includes tasks such as ordering supplies, maintaining detailed lab records, and adhering to safety regulations.

We welcome candidates who aspire to graduate/medical school. Ideally, he/she will be looking to further their career by learning and adopting new research skill-sets. A growth mindset and a willingness to take on challenging learning opportunities will be sought out traits. In addition to comparable research compensations, candidates will have the opportunity to learn and to develop their C.V. or resume through research publications and presentations.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • 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.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Immunology, molecular biology or Biochemistry or a related field.
  • Two years of experience in all aspects flow cytometry
  • Be highly motivated and work well in a team setting
  • Independent thought and judgement
  • Adherence to validated standard operating protocols (SOP)
  • Excellent written/verbal communication
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Accurate, efficient, and organized record keeping
  • occasional flexibility of working hours
  • Proficiency with databases and Microsoft Office would be an asset.

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

  • General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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,

Job Family: Research
Job Series: Life Science Research Professional
Job Code: 4951
Grade: E
Schedule: Full-time


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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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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Posted: 7/5/2018
Application Due: 9/17/2018
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