Basic Life Research Scientist

California, United States
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine is seeking a Basic Life Research Scientist.  Studies in our lab are driven by the hypothesis that IgG repertoire diversity is a central driver of heterogeneity in human immune functioning and susceptibility to diseases. We are specifically interested in diversity that exists in antibody Fc domains among people since Fc domains determine antibody effector function.  

Duties include:

  • Design, conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  • Conduct complex experiments, and maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes; analyze and interpret research data resulting from original procedures and methods.
  • Assist with new research proposals and applications for funding and grants
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis, and interpretation of results in context of state-of-art knowledge in field
  • Lead experimental modification and optimization of procedures and protocols
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Contribute to publication of findings. Participate in the preparation of figures, written documents, including procedures, presentations, manuscripts, and proposals.
  • Help orient, train, and mentor new staff, postdoctoral fellows, and/or students.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Term: One year fixed term appointment at 100% FTE.

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


  • PhD in biology, immunology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology or related field.


  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • 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.
  • Experience with scientific writing.
  • Proficiency in in-vitro and in-vivo virus assays.


  • Experience and proficiency with methods of molecular biology (PCR, cloning, Western blots), cell culture and experience with in vivo systems will be important for this position.
  • 3 years of post-doc laboratory experience.
  • Experience with mouse models of virus infection including malaria, influenza and/or dengue.
  • Experience with tissue culture-based virus growth, titer assays, and neutralization assays.

Job Family: Research
Job Series: Basic Life Science Research Scientist
Job Code: 5574
Grade: R99
Exemption: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time