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Life Science Research Professional 1

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

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.

The Blau lab in the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology seeks a talented research assistant to join our stellar team to develop algorithms and statistical methods to analyze large data sets and perform bench-level experiments as part of a team investigating the mechanisms underlying stem cell, nuclear reprogramming, epigenetic regulation, gene and drug therapy for cardiac and skeletal muscle diseases, new ways extend healthspan and countering aging.

Do you want to be part of the stem cell revolution in regenerative medicine? Are you highly motivated, talented, creative? We are seeking candidates to conduct cutting edge stem cell research in a stimulating and fun environment. We are seeking an energetic, bright, motivated individual with long-term interest in science. Major responsibilities will include the analysis of large data sets. Assist in the design of experiments, provide support with general laboratory maintenance and compliance with health and safety policies.

Duties include:

  • 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 researcher.
  • 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.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BS/BA in computational biology or bioinformatics or equivalent experience.
    • Experience in a research laboratory with good working knowledge of genetic and biochemical principles required.
    • Programming skills and knowledge of statistical methods.
    • Knowledge and good technical skill with standard molecular and cell biology procedures.
    • Independent thought and judgment, good communications skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Experience with novel construct development, FACS, viral infection methods and cell line development, mouse handling, histological sections and primary cell cultures will be an asset.

      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*:
        • 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.

          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 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.

            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.

              Additional Information
              • Schedule: Full-time
              • Job Code: 4945
              • Employee Status: Regular
              • Pay Grade: E
              • Requisition ID: 91136 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, San Mateo , Life Science Research Professional 1, Other , San Mateo, California

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