Laboratory Assistant II

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California, United States
Thursday, 14 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 14 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University is seeking a Laboratory Assistant II to support the GMP facility with the preparation of Oral Immunotherapy products.  The GMP facility is located in Mountain View.  This is a 6-month fixed term position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for complying with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations including verifying food manufacturing process, weighing of flours and powders used for patient doses of allergen, maintaining appropriate documentations based on respective studies cleanliness of the GMP facility, equipment verification, and process validation.  Assist with programs regulatory audits and provide necessary reporting and documentation
  • GMP support duties include: Update and chart patient dosing and log information into electronic data system.  Review for accuracy.  
  • Maintain stock control and inventory of Allergens and other supplies for the GMP facility. Keep records, for reordering, tracking down missing items, etc. Oversee shipment of flours to appropriate labs for testing and analysis.  Responsible for cleanliness of the GMP facility, equipment verification, process validation.

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment

*-The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Strongly prefer applicants with experience working with food allergy patients.
  • Familiar with QC principles and acceptable method for complying with the statutory requirements of a GMP
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work with a minimum of error, troubleshoot unplanned situations and complete duties with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated initiative and good judgment,
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety, shown through communication of safety concerns and the use and promotion of safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information (written and verbal) with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to apply HIPAA training in all work interactions (verbal and written)
  • Understanding of GMP facility processes
  • High school diploma or equivalent and at one year of relevant experience.  Additional education including college level laboratory courses desired.


  • This position requires a minimum of one year of Laboratory Assistant I level or a combination of education and relevant experience.


  • In addition to the qualifications listed for the Laboratory Glassware Washer, these employees must have demonstrated initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to perform work with a minimum of error under general supervision.
  • Ability to train others in aspects of Lab Assistant work.




  • Manual dexterity to perform assigned tasks.
  • Write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Frequently stand/walk, perform seated work, operate special machines
  • Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach /work above shoulders, light fine grasping.
  • Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Rarely help move heavier items (e.g. chairs or lab equipment; packages of supplies; drums containing 2 to 15 gallons, depending on ability.
  • In some Glassware Washing operations, occasionally may pull a wheeled Glassware cart that weighs approximately 100 pounds

* - 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.


  • Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, Lab Assistants may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses or hazardous materials.
  • Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures, including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements
  • 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 based 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, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at


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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5794
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: A16
  • Requisition ID: 88157

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