Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Year Fixed-Term)

Employer
Stanford University
Location
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

Job Details

Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Year Fixed-Term)🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Jul 15, 2021 Post Date📅90424 Requisition #An NIH-funded research position (Life Science Research Professional 1) is available immediately at Stanford University, in the Physical Oncology Laboratory (Department of Radiation Oncology; PI: Dr. Guillem Pratx) for a 1 year fixed-term. Join a diverse and dynamic group of researchers in making a lasting impact on translational cancer research by building novel physical tools and technologies. The lab’s interests revolve around the areas of cancer imaging, radiation therapy and metabolic heterogeneity, and is looking for candidates who are:

  • Passionate about cancer research
  • Interested in cracking difficult problems
  • Knowledgeable and curious
  • Effective communicators
  • Able to work across disciplines
  • Attentive to details
  • Critical thinkers
  • Committed to integrity in science

Candidates should have a Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, in a biomedical-related field and prior experience working in a research lab. The researcher will contribute to a project to develop technologies for highly sensitive cell tracking using positron emission tomography (PET) and will require development and imaging of a mouse model of metastatic melanoma.

Duties include:

  • General wet-lab experiments and assays, and mammalian cell culture
  • Mouse handling, imaging, and model development
  • Staying current with scientific literature and apply learnings to related research.
  • Contributing to the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Helping with general lab maintenance (lab stocks, chemical inventory, etc.)
  • Orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.
*- Other duties may also be assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • 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 are present.
  • Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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