Life Science Technician II

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Life Science Technician II

Stanford University

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The Department of Otolaryngology - Research Division seeks a Life Science Technician to assist with research projects focused on inner ear development and regeneration, as well as on the biology of sensory hair cells, the mechanosensitive cells of the inner ear including investigating the expression of mRNA. This position is fast paced within a dynamic research lab.

Duties include:

  • The LST 2 will perform skilled techniques in support of lab's research goals. Apply knowledge in cell culture techniques, including interpretation, maintenance, transfections, harvesting, characterization, and confocal imaging. Conduct protocols utilizing cell culture techniques the LST 2 will be expected to solve problems by repeating the experiments, i.e. to decide what cultures conditions are most suitable, and looking up relevant studies.
  • The LST 2 will offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols such as improvements of an existing protocol.
  • The LST 2 will also have a task of maintaining a portion of the labs mice colony.
  • Keep abreast of related scientific work by obtaining recommended literature from PI. Read the literature and stay abreast with the field to participate in discussions about experiments and potentially also about the underlying science. This is meant so that the LST 2 understands the evolving science related to his work.
  • Keep and updated laboratory notebook, maintain accurate documentation of experimental protocols and perform imagining analysis of data such that another lab member or PI could replicate the experiment. At times prepare figures from conducted experiments that will be used for publication.
  • Monitor, order, and store all lab supplies. A steward of equipment maintenance supply ordering including solutions. Interface with vendors and other internal Departments.
  • May provide guidance and/or train other lab staff. This includes students, lab technicians, and visitors, with their research projects including providing technical expertise. Acclimate summer (Grad/UG) students to lab procedures.

  • At least two years of previous laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in related scientific discipline required.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated professionalism in working with colleagues (both internal and external laboratory users).
  • Careful observation and objective assessment skills are required.
  • Must be capable of and willing to pay strict attention to protocols, including following written and oral instruction.
  • Previous experience with hair cell culture techniques, confocal imaging, mice colony maintenance, and bioinformatics computing is a plus.
  • Organizational, computer (PC & Apple), detail oriented skills are desired.


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: 7/16/2018
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