Life Science Research Professional 1

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Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

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Stanford University 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.

About the Department of Pathology
Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease. We accomplish this through our clinical services, research, and training the future leaders in pathology and related fields. A major focus of clinical research in the Department continues to be the correlation of patient outcome and treatment response with the surgical pathologic diagnosis of human cancers. Everything we do is to provide the highest quality of pathology diagnostic services to the patients for whom we passionately care.

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About the Position

The Long Laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Stanford ChEM-H seeks one research associate (LSRP1) to perform bench-level experiments as part of a team of investigators studying the biochemical basis of mammalian physiology. Energetic, bright, and highly motivated candidates with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, mass spectrometry, genetics, bioengineering, or physiology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will work directly with the principal investigator, be listed as co-authors on published work, and gain valuable bench-side experience in a fast-paced research environment. Full training for all responsibilities will be provided.

About us: The Long Laboratory employs a multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge approach to study the biochemical basis of mammalian physiology. We characterize new bioactive metabolite signaling pathways directly in complex physiological settings. The laboratory is jointly affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H and the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. For further information about the laboratory, please visit

We welcome applications from individuals who are seeking to gain an intensive 2-3 year research experience prior to applying to medical school, MSTP, or PhD programs. We also encourage applications who are willing to take on challenging learning opportunities. Specific responsibilities include: perform experiments; participate in team meetings for experimental planning and review; document, compile, and analyze experimental data; troubleshoot; provide oral and written reports of experiments; generate constructs and cell lines; genotype and maintain mouse colonies; and provide support with general laboratory maintenance and compliance with health and safety policies.

To apply, please include a cover letter, CV, and names of at least two references in a single PDF file
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 Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field.

-Experience in a biomedical research laboratory

-Be highly motivated and work well both independently and in a team setting

-Independent thought and judgement

-Excellent written/verbal communication

-Excellent time management skills

-Accurate, efficient, and organized record keeping

-Experience with genetic, biochemical, or molecular biology skills, tissue culture, and mouse handling would be an asset.

-Proficiency with databases and Microsoft Office would be an asset.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): 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.


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:

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: 3/21/2019
Application Due: 5/6/2019
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