Life Science Research Professional 1

Location
Stanford
Posted
Nov 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

Job Number:
80882


Job Family: Research

Job Series: Life Science Research Professional

Job Code: 4945

Grade: E

Exemption: Non-exempt




JOB PURPOSE:




The Department of Biology is seeking a new full-time Life Science Research Professional (LSRP). We use live cell imaging, genetics, and biochemistry to understand how the cytoskeleton is patterned during development. The LSRP will conduct experiments to identify molecules that regulate microtubule organization in differentiated cells using the model system C. elegans. In particular, the LRSP will use CRISPR techniques to generate new alleles that will allow for targeted destruction of specific proteins within the embryo. This research objective will require worm handling and microinjection, microscopy, and molecular biology. The LSRP will also be responsible for media preparation, lab organizational tasks, and cataloguing/freezing of worm strains when necessary.




This is an opportunity for a reliable and self-motivated person to participate in cutting edge research in cell and developmental biology and to conduct an independent project. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate who desires additional research experience before applying to graduate school. Priority will be given to candidates who are enthusiastic and have a demonstrated ability to perform at an independent and collaborative level. The LSRP should have strong analytical skills, organizational skills, as well as excellent judgment. We desire someone looking for at least a 2 year commitment with the option of renewing on a yearly basis.




CORE DUTIES*:

  • 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




MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:




Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.


    Certifications and Licenses:

    None




    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • 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 the job.




    WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • 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.


    WORK STANDARDS:

  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.







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    Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    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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