Life Science Research Professional

Location
California, United States
Posted
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Ref
80502
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Stanford University, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine is seeking a Life Science Research Professional to perform functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and as a team conduct and analyze experiments.  The LSRA will be involved in funded research projects to study the effects of aldehydes on human health with a specific focus on cardiopulmonary research.  Active projects in the lab involve 1) examining the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarettes exposure on cells and rodents 2) studying the effects of aldehyde production and metabolism with relevance to surgery and anesthesia (such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, cognitive function, and post-operative pain).  

We are primarily interested in a person that has molecular biology experience such as performing assays such as Western Blot, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and cell culture in addition to rodent handling experience.  The person ideally should have at least 3 years research experience.  Prior background in cardiac or endothelial cell work would be ideal.  Funding for these projects is presently supported by the NIH grants in addition to the University of California TRDRP.     

Duties Include:

  • Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
  • Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes. 
  • Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals. 
  • Help with maintaining a transgenic mouse colony.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students.

*Other duties may also be assigned

Desired Qualifications: 

  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering or science-related major.
  • Experience with cell culture, molecular biology techniques, mouse breeding and handling.
  • Minimum of three years of previous research experience
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in multi-tasking and time management
  • Prior project management experience.

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.

Physical Requirements:

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

*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.

Working Conditions:

  • 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.

Work Standards:

  • 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.