Life Science Research Professional

California, United States
Friday, 23 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

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 experiments.

About the Department of Pathology

Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease. We accomplish this through our clinical services, research, and training the future leaders in pathology and related fields. A major focus of clinical research in the Department continues to be the correlation of patient outcome and treatment response with the surgical pathologic diagnosis of human cancers. Everything we do is to provide the highest quality of pathology diagnostic services to the patients for whom we passionately care.

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About the Position

We are seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LRSP1) to join the group of Dr. Sean Bendall at the Stanford Blood Center in the Department of Pathology. The LSRPI will be involved in the in vitro human hematopoietic and immunological cells projects in the Bendall lab. The LSRPI will design and conduct experiments under the guidance of the PI and analyze the data on single cell assays. The LSRPI will be responsible for the planning and performing of the experiments, under the PIs supervision.

Duties include:

  • 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 ideal applicant will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.
  • Previous laboratory research experience (at least 3 years of experience is a plus).
  • Experience and knowledge of planning and performing some or all of the following items:
  • Experience with in vitro / ex vivo cell assays for human hematopoietic cell function.
  • Experience with in vitro / ex vivo cell assays for human immune cell function.
  • Knowledge on instrumentation for Cytometry by Time-Of-Flight (CyTOF) is a plus.
  • Experience with other forms of antibody-based immuno-assays (ELISA, IP, bead-based assays)
  • Molecular biology techniques such as western-blot, qPCR.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • Must be accurate, efficient, organized, and have excellent record keeping abilities.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently (once trained), be highly motivated, collaborative, well organized, adaptable and work well within an interdisciplinary and international team. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.


  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.


  • 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 outcomes.
  • 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.


  • None


  • 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 environment.
  • 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 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 respirator.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4945
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 84414