Life Science Research Professional I

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Life Science Research Professional I🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Oct 13, 2020 Post Date📅87515 Requisition #The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgeryat Stanford University Medical Center takes pride in the rich tradition ofexcellence and pioneering firsts that have made it one of the top cardiac andthoracic programs in the nation. Our long and distinguished legacy of researchdates back to the late 1950s — our most notable triumphs being the first adulthuman heart transplant in the United States, the world's first successful adulthuman combined heart-lung transplant, the first successful use of a ventriculardevice as a bridge to transplantation, the first thoracic aortic stent graft,and the development of the first integrated platform for minimally invasiveheart surgery.

The Woo Lab is seeking a LifeScience Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activitiesinvolved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyzeexperiments.

Duties include:
  • Plan approach toexperiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based onknowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independentlyconduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theoriesand methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses ofexperiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures andprotocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literatureon an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learningsto related research.
  • Contribute topublication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of writtendocuments, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Help with generallab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory andsafety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Assist withorientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures ortechniques.
*- Other dutiesmay also be assigned


Bachelors degree
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):Bachelor'sdegree in related scientific field.


  • Generalunderstanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to useknowledge and skills when needed.
  • Demonstratedability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solvework.
  • Ability tomaintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computerskills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases,and scientific applications.
  • Ability to workunder deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellentorganizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailedwork.

  • Frequently stand,walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, graspforcefully, 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 havecorrectible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend,squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces forup to eight hours.
  • Ability to liftheavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work ina dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
  • Position mayrequire repetitive motion.
*-Consistent with its obligations under thelaw, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee witha disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions ofhis or her job.


  • May requireworking in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
  • May require workin an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • Position may attimes require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardousmaterials and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Employee mustperform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such assafety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly arespirator.
  • May requireextended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and businessneeds.
  • InterpersonalSkills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues andclients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture ofSafety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety;communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases ontraining and lessons learned.
  • Subject to andexpected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures,including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found inthe University’s Administrative Guide,

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Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 12/13/2020
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