Research Assistant

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Research Assistant

Stanford University

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Research Assistant, Stanford ChEM-H

Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated research technician to join our team. In this role, you, the Research Assistant will play a critical role in advancing a highly innovative research program focused on platelet glycobiology. You will work directly with Dr. Marie Hollenhorst, a physician-scientist in the laboratory of Professor Carolyn Bertozzi at Stanford ChEM-H. The goal of Dr. Hollenhorst's research is to understand how changes in the sugar molecules attached to the surface of platelets affect their function and clearance from the bloodstream. This work draws on the depth of chemical glycoscience expertise in the Bertozzi lab, and answers questions that are directly relevant to clinical management of patients with hematologic illnesses. This is a 1-year fixed-term position with the possibility to extend based on project funding.

In this position you:

  • Will be responsible for learning new experimental procedures, and executing these first under guidance from Dr. Hollenhorst and eventually independently.
  • Will be responsible for providing general lab support, including such tasks as preparing buffers, ordering reagents, shipping and receiving packages.
  • Should have training in wet lab techniques and strong organizational skills.
  • Will be responsible for recruitment and consent of research participants and maintenance of human subjects protocol records.
  • Are a self-starter, comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of a dynamic team.
  • Will be working closely with scientists and staff in the Bertozzi lab.

You will also:
  • Review literature in glycobiology and platelet biology on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

*Please note this position may require the following:
  • Work in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
  • Work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • Work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • 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.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related scientific or healthcare field.
  • General understanding of scientific principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge and experience with basic and/or translational biomedical research.

* - 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.

What is Stanford ChEM-H?

Stanford ChEM-H is a new interdisciplinary institute focused on connecting Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health. The institute was founded as a joint venture of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The proximity of world-class biologists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians at Stanford presents a unique opportunity to study human biology at a molecular level, to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking products and services that promote healthy living, and to educate a new cadre of “physician-scientist-engineers” who will lead a rapidly evolving industry.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your cover letter should briefly describe your background and interest in this specific position.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Life Science Research Professional 1
Job Family: Research
Job Series: Life Science Research Professional
Job Code: 4945
Grade: E
Exemption: Non-Exempt

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4945
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 89000


Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States
Classification Level:

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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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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2033
Work Type: Full Time