Life Science Research Professional 2
The Mary Lake Polan Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, under the direction of Prof. Oliver Dorigo, is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to help in our mission to discover new immunotherapies for ovarian cancer. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research as part of a dynamic team.
About the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Our mission is to provide sustained leadership in scientific investigation, outstanding patient care, and education by training the future leaders of our specialty. Our faculty is committed to the highest level of basic and clinical research in Obstetric & Gynecologic science. In particular, we are focused on innovative translational medicine; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside.
The Life Science Research Professional 2 will perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects.
Specifically, we are seeking an LSRP2 to perform pre-clinical mice studies modeling ovarian cancer and assist in managing mouse colonies. In addition, the LSRP2 will competently perform tissue dissociation, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, tissue cryo-sectioning and basic molecular biology techniques to advance our research goals.
- Execute in vivo efficacy and mechanism of action pre-clinical mice studies modeling ovarian cancer, and manage mouse colonies. Test strategy including selection of appropriate immuno-oncology models
- Independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). Make recommendations on experimental design and/or research direction to principal investigator.
- Independently conduct complex (lab and/or field) experiments to gather data for a portion of a major research project.
- Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist, and make modifications to existing procedures and protocols. .
- Develop new research protocols where appropriate protocols are not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation of standard procedures and protocols is required.
- Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; apply to ongoing research and development of new protocols.
- Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section, and to publication of findings. Present ongoing work to colleagues and/or academic conferences.
- Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
- Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
- Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and direction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work. Serve as a technical resource for other research staff.
- Oversee the daily activities of the laboratory including lab maintenance; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment and supplies.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
- At least one year of research experience in molecular biology and cell culture, and proficiency in animal necropsy, tissue dissociation, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, tissue cryo-sectioning and basic molecular biology techniques.
- Experience working murine animal models desired.
- Candidate must be willing to learn new techniques and be capable of working with minimal supervision.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
- 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.
- Requires 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 organizations.
- 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 learned.
- 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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4952
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: G
- Department URL: http://obgyn.stanford.edu
- Requisition ID: 87683