Life Science Technician 1

California, United States
Jan 04, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 04, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Technician I to join the lab of Dr. Albert Wu, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and conduct and analyze experiments under supervision. To learn more about our department, please visit:

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Perform basic and skilled techniques in support of lab’s research goals.
  • Stem Cell Tissue Culture
  • Primary Cell Tissue Culture
  • Immuno-histology
  • Animal maintenance
  • Animal dissection
  • Flow cytometry
  • Microscopy
  • Maintain accurate documentation of experimental protocols and perform mathematical analysis of data.
  • Monitor, order, and store all lab supplies. Interface with vendors and materials procurement.

Under supervision from the PI and senior lab staff, the incumbent will perform techniques that require delicate manipulation and/or fine adjustments. S/he may be expected to complete general mathematical analysis. After training is complete and adequate independent abilities have been cultivated, work will be performed routinely without direct supervision, however all work is reviewed and discussed with supervisor.

The incumbent’s work is part of a larger research project. Further analysis of the work is done by others in the laboratory. 

May be asked to help orient new staff members to the lab.

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 


At least one year of previous laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in related scientific discipline desired.  Solid written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated professionalism in working with colleagues (both internal and external laboratory users).


One year’s employment experience in laboratory work or a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience/training (e.g., one year of college science).


Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records.


  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand.
  • Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds
  • Rarely carry/pull and/or push up to 20 pounds
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • 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.


Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, 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.


  • 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

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4953
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 87015

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