Life Science Research Professional 1

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Life Science Research Professional 1🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Apr 23, 2021 Post Date📅89291 Requisition #The Winslow Laboratory in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University is seeking a research associate (Life Science Research Professional 1) to study the genetic changes that drive cancer initiation, progression and metastasis. The ideal candidate will be able to join our lab as soon as possible.

Lab overview: The goal of our lab is to use unbiased genomic methods and in vivo models to better understand the molecular and cellular changes that underlie tumor progression and metastasis. By combining CRISPR genetics with genetically engineered mouse models and high throughput DNA sequencing, we are able to explore the effect of simultaneously inactivating multiple tumor suppressor genes, as well as the role of the tumor microenvironment, on cancer initiation, progression and metastasis in vivo. Our work is focused on uncovering general rules that govern tumor progression and metastatic spread, and discovering novel therapeutic targets across the continuum of cancer progression.

The Winslow Laboratory is a dynamic, interdisciplinary workplace that will provide unique access to cutting edge technologies and scientific thought, with the potential for widespread recognition of scientific contributions. We value a diversity of values, backgrounds, and approaches to solving problems.

The candidate for this position should have some experience with standard molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture and/or genetically engineered mouse models; a high level of initiative and motivation, the interest in training in different disciplines, the ability to work independently and with a team; excellent communication, organization, and time management skills; and the ability to think creatively to solve problems.

Duties include:

  • Maintain and generate new mouse models.
  • Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results.
  • Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researchers.
  • Work with team members to develop, design, and carry out experiments that are essential to the group’s collective success.
  • Interpret experimental results; document, summarize and present findings in individual and group meetings.
  • Consult with team leader on priorities, methods, and timelines.
  • Maintain a detailed organizational plan and record to ensure successful and timely completion of required tasks.
  • Contribute to establishing laboratory protocols for the lab.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • 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.

*- Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Degree in biology or related scientific field. Highly motivated candidates of all levels are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, mammalian cell culture and in vivo mouse models is preferable but not required.
  • Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Careful attention to detail in all laboratory techniques.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate experiments with co-workers.


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.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

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Job No:
Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time