Life Science Research Professional 1

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Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

Job Number:
81480

The Mary Lake Polan Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, under the direction of Prof. Oliver Dorigo, is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to help in our mission to discover new immunotherapies for ovarian cancer. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research as part of a dynamic team.
About the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Our mission is to provide sustained leadership in scientific investigation, outstanding patient care, and education by training the future leaders of our specialty. Our faculty is committed to the highest level of basic and clinical research in Obstetric & Gynecologic science. In particular, we are focused on innovative translational medicine; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside.
The Life Science Research Professional 1 will be responsible for assisting senior laboratory members in the preparation and analysis of immune-microenvironment in gynecologic oncology. The LSRP will assist multiple projects and must manage time efficiently in doing so. The LSRP will work independently under general guidance from the scientist and must have the ability to recognize irregularities in experimental results and modify experiments as needed. The LSRP will be in direct contact with a scientist for experimental design and troubleshooting, but experiments will be scheduled and performed by the LSRP independently. Additionally, the LSRP will order supplies and prepare some reagents for use by other members of the lab and will train new researchers in basic molecular and cellular biological protocols.
Duties include:

  • Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as gel electrophoresis (including Western Blotting), PCR, and recombinant DNA techniques.
  • Proficiency with mammalian tissue culture techniques.
  • Experience with animal handling and basic experimentation procedures such as intraperitoneal injections and tissue harvesting.
  • Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Experience with high throughput sequencing methods and sample preparation, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, lentivirus handling, and basic computer skills.
  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab 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 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as gel electrophoresis (including Western Blotting), PCR, and recombinant DNA techniques.
  • Proficiency with mammalian tissue culture techniques.
  • Experience with animal handling and basic experimentation procedures such as intraperitoneal injections and tissue harvesting.
  • Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Experience with high throughput sequencing methods and sample preparation, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, lentivirus handling, and basic computer skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • 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 & 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 his or her 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.


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Location: School of Medicine, 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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Posted: 12/21/2018
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