Life Science Research Professional

California, United States
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 October 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional to join the laboratory of Kara Davis, DO in Division of Hematology/Oncology. This Life Science Research Professional 1 will perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. Specifically, this individual will participate in discovery of immunotherapy targets in childhood tumors through single-cell, high-parameter analyses. This includes common solid tumors and acute myeloid leukemia. The candidate will be part of a multi-institutional team with expertise in cancer immunology and target identification.

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.

*- Other duties may also be assigned


  • Master’s degree or PhD with experience in in vivo experimentation. Knowledge and experience in animal handling , sample collection and processing and colony maintenance and genotyping. Techniques required for development and engraftment of human tumors in animal models: bone marrow transplantation, intramuscular and intraperitoneal injection, orthotopic cell transplantation, in vivo imaging. Strong background in molecular biology and cell culture techniques (protein analysis by flow cytometry, western blotting and/or ELISA, cell expansion,, staining and analysis by flow cytometry).
  • Proficiency in scientific writing in English
  • Exceptional attention to detail and meticulous execution and record of experiments is essential
  • Must be able to think critically and is encouraged to design experiments with guidance
  • Basic understanding of biological principles
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must adhere to highest ethical principles when working with laboratory animals


  • 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.




  • 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.
  • Add or subtract physical requirements based on the requirements of your specific job. (remove this statement for posting)

Additional Information

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