Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments.
You will be working with an unparalleled leading-edge community of faculty and staff that are fundamentally changing the world of health care. You will have the opportunity to influence and drive change with your innovative ideas, the ability to make a difference and participate in human advancements. Our culture is fast-paced, energetic, and growing all of the time.
We offer a variety of benefits beyond traditional medical, dental, retirement, and savings options:
- Events and program for children, sports camps, tuition options
- World-class intellectual stimulation through learning and development classes, workshops, and onsite
- conferences from leading-edge speakers and faculty
- Work/life and family-friendly policies and reimbursement
- Participation in Stanford’s social responsibility and sustainable programs for a better world
- A vibrant university culture that values the uniqueness of each individual
We are seeking candidates who are progressive thinkers, see challenges as simply problems to solve, and have the spirit and energy to change the world.
About the Department of Pathology:
The Department of Pathology is a founding department of the Stanford School of Medicine and one of the leading departments in the United States. Our preeminent faculty spans from emerging leaders to highly accomplished physicians and scientists, including a Nobel laureate and members of the National Academy. Our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and basic understanding of the human disease. This is done through discovery (research), education, and clinical care.
For more information about the department visit http://pathology.stanford.edu/
School of Medicine employees who are patient-facing, work in, or frequent clinical and hospital areas for work purposes are considered as healthcare workers. This position is considered a healthcare worker and will need to comply with the Stanford Medicine vaccination requirements including the primary series of COVID 19 vaccine.
About the Lab
Our laboratory is developing an exciting new approach to the treatment of human cancer that involves rewiring the cancer’s own driving mechanism to activate evolutionarily conserver pathways of programmed cell death.
About the Position
We are seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to help expand a new research lab at Stanford. Funding is provided by NIH, HHMI and private foundations. The desired candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, independent, patient, punctual, and conscientious, with excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, duties include participation in research projects, molecular biology, assay development, NGS library preparation, data collection, and assistance with data analysis and manuscripts. There will be ample opportunities for publication. Our previous LSRPs have coauthored papers in the most competitive journals such as Nature, Science and Cell.
- Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
- Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
- Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researchers.
- Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
- 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.
- Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
Background understanding of biochemistry, cell biology and genetics.
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.
- 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 bloodborne 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.
- Due to the nature of the work, this position will be fully on-site
The expected pay range for this position is $59,000 to $72,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.