Life Science Research Professional 1
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: May 4, 2022
Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated Life Science
Research Professional 1 to join a laboratory studying fundamentals
of human immunology in order to develop cutting edge
immunotherapies for pediatric cancer patients. You will be working
with Dr. Mark Davis, a world leader in immunology and Howard Hughes
Medical Investigator, and Dr. Adrienne Long, a pediatric oncology
post-doctoral fellow in his lab. As an LSRP 1, your duties will
include processing human samples, cell culture, performing
classical immunology experiments (flow cytometry, ELISA), and
participating in cutting edge single cell experiments (including
CyTOF, single cell RNA-seq, and single cell ATAC-seq). You will
work closely with the principal investigators and other scientists
at Stanford University, Stanford Cancer Center, and the Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital. You will function largely
independently on a daily basis after training, with close guidance
and supervision from Dr. Long. 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. Interested candidates should include a
cover letter and curriculum vitae.
Davis Lab Website: https://med.stanford.edu/davislab.html
Dr. Long's Stanford Profile: https://profiles.stanford.edu/long
- 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 desired candidate should have experience in techniques such as
cell culture, DNA/RNA isolation, and PCR.
Experience in flow cytometry, 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 .
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,
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4945
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 93890 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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