Life Science Research Professional

Location
California, United States
Posted
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Ref
80599
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a full time LSRP to provide research support in the Steinberg lab, whose primary focus to understand the mechanisms of brain repair after stroke, with the long term goal of finding novel treatments for stroke. We use rodent models of stroke, combined with rodent behavior testing, optogenetics, stem cell transplants, and various imaging techniques. 

The LSRP will support defined projects in the lab and using various techniques including cell and molecular biology techniques, rodent behavior tests, rodent perfusion, colony maintenance, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, maintenance of the lab and surgery room, and general lab support as needed. 

Duties include:

  • 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree in neuroscience, biological science or related fieldExcellent organization and time management skills
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments
  • Efficient communication and interpersonal skills as well as willingness to follow instruction and protocol strictlyand to work meticulously with attention to detail
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with rodent handling and behavior testing, basic molecular and cell biology techniques e.g. cell culture, DNA, RNA, protein isolation and analysis, immunohistochemistry and microscopy.

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

* - 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 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.