Life Science Research Professional 2
Life Science Research Professional 2🔍School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Apr 26, 2021 Post Date📅89304 Requisition #The School of EngineeringStanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) in the School of Engineering seeks a Life Science Research Professional 2 to join its team. The department is home to a large and active student body, excellent and dedicated faculty, and highly skilled and experienced administrative staff members who maintain high standards of excellence in a supportive, collegial environment. You will support Professor Alfred Spormann’s research team performing complex lab experiments, maintaining detailed records of experiments and outcomes, interpreting and analyzing results, developing new research protocols and procedures, contributing substantively to the preparation of papers for publication and performing research and technical supervision of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students working in the lab. Civil & Environmental Engineering website: http://cee.stanford.edu/ Your Responsibilities Include:
- Handling and growing anaerobic microorganisms, including methanogens and acetogenic bacteria. Performing chemostat and plug-flow reactor experiments. Perform complex research tasks based on expert-level knowledge of microbial acetogenesis, including metabolomic and proteomics. Isolate and refine cultivation of new anaerobic microorganisms in preparation for microbial acetogenesis. Design and build multi-substrate consumption reactors with integrated, continuous online measurements. Continue significant publication record of research findings as well as research protocol development in this emerging subfield by the PI's lab and develop new publication projects for the research team. Research and technical supervision of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students working in lab.
- Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.
- Advanced computer skills and demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.Ability to cultivate anaerobic microorganisms.Understanding of methanogens and acetogenic bacteria.Expert-level knowledge of microbial proteome allocation and slow growth physiology.Expertise in design, construction and use of bioreactors.Strong publication record relevant to this field.
- PhD and experience with anaerobic chemostat and slow growth physiology is highly desired.
- 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.
- 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 based 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4952
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Grade: G
- Requisition ID: 89304