Life Science Research Professional
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 12, 2022
The cardiovascular research laboratory of Y. Joseph Woo, MD, in
the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University, is
looking to hire a research specialist to work with full-time
clinician researchers. The laboratory investigates the development
and implementation of innovative strategies to treat heart failure,
focusing on research that can be directly translated to the
clinical realm. The focus of the current position is to investigate
cardiac valve pathology and its relationship to cardiac
biomechanics as well as animal models for ischemic cardiac
As part of an NIH R01 funded lab, a research specialist in Dr.
Woo's lab will be instrumental in multiple projects at any given
time and will gain extensive experience with small and large animal
models of ischemic heart failure. Responsibilities include:
conducting experiments on a cellular and molecular level; assisting
in small and large animal cardiac surgery; sectioning and staining
of post-surgical tissues; imaging studies such as echocardiogram
and confocal microscopy; and basic cell culture. Lab members will
have the opportunity to take a leadership role on a project with
the goal of contributing to manuscript writing and grant proposals.
The lab is a very dynamic environment where lab members can take
full advantage of the myriad of resources present at a leading
academic institution. The setting is ideal for very motivated
individuals who desire an active role in a biomedical research lab
while concurrently acquiring exposure to clinical medicine.
Applicants with extensive experience with large (e.g. ovine,
porcine) and small (e.g. mice, rats) animals preferred. Many of our
past research specialists in our lab and others in our department
have successfully entered medical, veterinary, nursing and graduate
school after their time here.
- Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in
lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret
and perform basic analyses of results.
- Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with
new procedures and related research.
- Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and
protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral
- Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
- 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.
- Help orient and train new staff or students.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- General understanding of scientific principles.
- 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.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- 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 based 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
- Department URL: http://ctsurgery.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 90408 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
Keywords: Stanford Medicine, San Mateo , Life Science Research Professional, Other , San Mateo, California
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