Life Science Research Professional 1

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Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

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The Weinberg Laboratory has an opening for a motivated, compassionate Life Science Research Professional with an interest in animal models of development of blood and immunity. Successful candidates will join the Pediatric Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University, School of Medicine.

Our group aims to integrate cellular and molecular studies of blood cell development, postnatal immune reconstitution in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and the aged. We are interested in understanding the pathways involved by which development of blood cells is impaired, and developing drug, cytokine, cell and gene therapies to overcome these defects in order to provide functional immunity for transplant recipients and the aged. Studies involve 1) studies of mice with genetic or acquired abnormalities of blood and immune cell development and 2) studies to test treatments of genetic abnormalities of blood and immune cell development. Two genetic diseases of particular interest are Fanconi anemia and the Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, aka “DiGeorge Syndrome”, Studies may involve drugs, recombinant DNA or cell transplantation as therapeutics.

Our lab employs: experimental administration of drugs to enhance blood cell development and prevent injury from either genetic diseases like Fanconi anemia or environmentally induced injury, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, tissue culture, functional in vitro T cell assays, flow cytometry and CyTOF, transcriptome and immunoreceptor sequence analyses, in vivo mouse and chimeric mouse models.

Candidates with outstanding personal initiative and communication skills; biology skills, and experience in flow cytometry are encouraged to apply. Opportunities for advancement based on increased responsibilities and contribution to advancing the techniques and analyses used in research.

Duties include:

  • Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
  • Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals.
  • 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; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students.



  • Bachelor's degree or higher level degree in related scientific field.

  • Minimum 1 year of lab experience

  • Experience in flow cytometry and mass cytometry (CyTOF)

    • General understanding of scientific principles.
    • 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.

  • Proficiency in scientific writing in English

  • Must be able to think critically and is encouraged to design experiments with guidance

  • Strong communication skills




    • 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.

    Ability to work with animals without allergies

    Fine motor skills for injection and minor surgical procedures


    • 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, Stanford, California, United States
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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: 6/3/2021
    Application Due: 6/3/2033
    Work Type: Full Time