Life Science Research Professional 1
The Weinberg Laboratory has an opening for a motivated, compassionate Life Science Research Professional (LSRP1) with an interest in animal models of development of blood and immunity. Successful candidates will join the Pediatric Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University, School of Medicine.
Our group aims to integrate cellular and molecular studies of postnatal immune reconstitution in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and the aged. We are interested in understanding the pathways involved by which T-cell development is impaired, and developing cytokine, cell and gene therapies to overcome these defects in order to provide functional immunity for transplant recipients and the aged. Studies involve 1) studies of mice with genetic or acquired abnormalities of blood and immune cell development and 2) studies to test treatments of genetic abnormalities of blood and immune cell development. Studies may involve drugs, recombinant DNA or cell transplantation as therapeutics.
Our lab employs: experimental hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, tissue culture, functional in vitro T cell assays, flow cytometry and CyTOF, transcriptome and immunoreceptor sequence analyses, in vivo mouse and chimeric mouse models.
The project will focus on:
- Evaluation of tissues from mice with mutations of genes that affect blood and immune cell development.
- Breeding of mice and maintenance of colonies of mice with different mutations Development of antiviral effector T lymphocytes in recipients of hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplants;
- Transplantation of cells and administration of drugs to experimental mice.
Candidates with outstanding personal initiative, communication skills, biology skills, and experience in animal experimentation are encouraged to apply.
Learn more about our division here: http://med.stanford.edu/ptrm.html.
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field.
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 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)
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4945
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: E
- Department URL: http://pediatrics.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 86820