Life Science Technician II
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.
We are seeking a Life Science Technician 2 to help with our research on tumor fibrosis in the Hagey Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Our laboratory uses different mouse models of solid tumors and human tumor specimens to analyze tumor fibrosis towards identifying novel therapeutic targets. We are specifically interested in molecularly-targeted diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to alter cancer associated fibroblast function, with the goal of translating our research into clinically feasible treatment adjuvants for solid tumors. Aligned with this goal, the successful candidate will be involved in preclinical studies of novel therapeutic targets in murine tumors. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Experience with the following laboratory skills is required: working with mice including mouse handling, breeding, and genotyping; cell/tissue culture; tissue preservation, cryosectioning, histologic staining and immunohistochemistry, microscopy (light, fluorescence), and qPCR.
- Experience with the following laboratory skills is a plus: Flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, western blot, handling of human tissue samples, and single cell sequencing techniques. Additional training would be provided in order to use the University Flow Cytometry and/or advanced microscopy cores.
- Good communication skills with other team members and a willingness to work independently, troubleshoot, and learn/develop new techniques are of utmost importance for success in this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Two years of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in the scientific discipline a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience.
- Work at the Life Science Technician II level requires experience and ability beyond that required for the Life Science Technician I, including increased technical skills and problem-solving abilities
* - 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:
- Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand.
- Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
- Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds
- Rarely carry/pull and/or push up to 20 pounds
- Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
- Position may require repetitive motion.
- Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
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.
- 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 and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policiespolicies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining.
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