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Life Science Research Professional

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).

The Canary Center at Stanford is a world-class research facility dedicated to cancer early detection programs. Our mission is to discover and implement minimally invasive diagnostic and imaging strategies for the detection and prognostication of cancers at early, curable stages. The Canary Center is the first in the world to integrate research on both in vivo and in vitro diagnostics to deliver these tests, by housing state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative research programs in molecular imaging, proteomics, chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Overseeing a wide fleet of scientific instrumentation (e.g. microscopes, NMR, mass spectrometry) at the Canary Center at Stanford.
  • Provide instrument training to scientific staff and trainees.
  • Oversee and perform maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting on various instrument platforms.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and trainees, to help design experiments, provide recommendations, and test and optimize new and existing protocols.
  • Help ensure that safety standards are followed.
  • Troubleshoot instrument problems with service vendors and coordinate instrument repairs and maintenance with vendors as needed.
  • Serve as a technical resource for Canary Center instrumentation.
  • Provide laboratory support to Canary Center shared spaces and resources.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Experience with scientific instrumentation - examples include but not limited to: microscopy, NMR, chromatography, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, and others. General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications. Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment. Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes. Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately. Excellent communication skills and ability to train new instrument users. Strong comfort level with analytical instrumentation and learning to use new instruments. Technical troubleshooting skills and ability to communicate with service personnel. 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.

      EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
      • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related scientific field.

        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
        • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
        • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
        • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
        • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
        • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
        • 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.
          • 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.
          • Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves.

            *- 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 mask.
            • 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 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 .

                Additional Information
                • Schedule: Full-time
                • Job Code: 4952
                • Employee Status: Regular
                • Pay Grade: G
                • Department URL: http://radiology.stanford.edu/
                • Requisition ID: 91533 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, Other , San Mateo, California

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