Life Science Research Assistant
Company: Stanford University
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 25, 2023
The Division is dedicated to institutional and community
commitment to the development of research programs at Stanford that
focus on clinical immunology. The Division of Immunology and
Rheumatology has a longstanding tradition of excellence in patient
care, and is among the leading groups in the School of Medicine in
cutting edge bench research, clinical trial investigation and
outcomes assessment research.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent arthritic disease,
affects the aging population, and is a leading cause of disability.
The Robinson lab dedicates in OA for more than a decade and
explores the low-grade inflammation in OA pathogenesis. The
Robinson lab is looking for a potential research assistant
candidate to join the lab to carry out research to looking for new
disease biomarker and seeking therapeutic tools to treat OA. The
research assistant will work closely with senior scientist, other
research assistants to perform wet lab experiments.
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
- 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. The job duties listed are typical
examples of work performed by positions in this job classification
and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on
department or program needs without changing the general nature and
scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also
perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor degree in bio-sciences that includes related
coursework (Resume, CV, or cover letter should clearly indicate
- Experience or equivalent training with ELISA, western blot,
and/or flow cytometry
- Mouse handling experience
- Excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities
- Understanding of biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or
statisticsEDUCATION & 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.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
- 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
- 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.WORKING STANDARDS:
- 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
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