Life Science Research Professional 1
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated Life Science
Research Professional 1 to join a laboratory using human immune
organoids to study the fundamentals of human immunology in order to
advance our understanding of responses to vaccination or infection.
You will be working with Dr. Mark Davis, a world leader in
immunology and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator. As an LSRP, your
duties will include processing human samples, cell culture,
performing classical immunology experiments (flow cytometry,
ELISA), and participating in cutting edge technologies (including
CyTOF, single cell RNA-seq, and single cell ATAC-seq, and
techniques in development in the lab). You will function largely
independently on a daily basis after training, with close guidance
and supervision from a research scientist. Your work will be
central to several major research projects, and co-authorship on
high-impact publications is expected.
The research will require you to be adaptable and able to work in a
fast-paced environment. Learning new techniques in the lab or from
other labs to increase expertise will be encouraged. Candidates
should have excellent communication skills, be highly organized,
and comfortable with new technology. BS degree, or equivalent, with
previous experience in laboratories is required. This position will
provide an outstanding experience for a career in science,
medicine, or biotechnology.
Davis Lab Website: https://med.stanford.edu/davislab.html
- 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.
- The candidate must have earned at least a BS or equivalent
- It is preferred, but not required, that this degree be in a
life science discipline.
- Applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be considered
if he/she has experience in the life sciences.
- The desired candidate should have experience with handling
human blood and tissue samples and in techniques such as cell
culture, ELISA, protein purification,DNA/RNA isolation, and
- Experience in flow cytometry is preferred.
- Experience with CyTOF, single cell RNA-seq, and bioinformatics
is preferred but not required.
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
- 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
- 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 blood borne
- 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
- 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.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- 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
- 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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4945
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 91173 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
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