Life Science Research Professional 1

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Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

Job Number:
81722

Grade: E

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to join Dr. Anca Pasca's laboratory to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments.

The research focus of the lab is to understand molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders associated with premature birth and neonatal brain injury with the long-term goal of translating the lab's findings into therapeutics. The research team employs a multidisciplinary approach involving genetics, molecular and developmental neurobiology, animal models and neural cells differentiated from patient-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. In particular, the lab is using a powerful 3D human brain-region specific organoid system developed at Stanford (Nature Methods, 2015; Nature Protocols, 2018) to ask questions about brain injury during development.

Responsibilities for this position include neural differentiation of iPSC and cell phenotyping, generation and characterization or iPSC, as well as direct experimental support. The LSRP will perform and analyze experiments in molecular and cell biology, flow cytometry, microscopy applying advanced knowledge of stem cell biology and neurobiology. The successful candidate will have excellent cell culture background and experience in neuroscience. The LSRP would be expected to conduct experiments under the supervision of the PI. Because the LSRP will frequently interact with a team of graduate and postdoctoral researchers, he or she must have the ability to communicate clearly scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.

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.

    *- Other duties may also be assigned

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in a Biological Sciences or related field with experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Experience with molecular and cell biology, microscopy, flow cytometry, and/or neuroscience techniques
  • Thorough training and knowledge in the area of cell culture and aseptic techniques
  • Scientifically curious, reliable and results-oriented.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

    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.

    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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