Life Science Research Professional 1
The Department of Genetics at Stanford University seeks a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP) to join a molecular and cellular biology lab. The LSRP will be an integral member of a research team that is developing new genetic tools that utilize the CRISPR/Cas9 system to conduct high-throughput genetic screens to understand the basic biology of cancer. In particular, we are interested to investigate the regulation of endocytosis and cellular stress in disease context, and identify novel therapeutic drug targets. Candidate must be willing to work in a research team, be organized, enjoy problem solving, and have strong communication skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, creative, and reliable person to participate in highly collaborative, cutting-edge research at the forefront of modern biology. An ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about a career in research and will be a co-author on publications.
Responsibilities include cell culture and maintenance of human cell lines, basic molecular biology (PCR, cloning, running DNA and protein gels), flow cytometry, preparation of samples for deep sequencing, confocal microscopy, basic statistical calculations, and other duties as assigned. The LSRP will be expected to work closely with the PI to develop protocols, interpret and analyze the results of experiments, and suggest modifications to procedures as appropriate. The position includes lab management tasks such as ordering supplies, maintaining lab records, and adhering to safety regulations. The LSRP is expected to keep abreast of scientific literature and contribute new ideas and techniques to the lab, as well as attend lab meetings and journal clubs.
- 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 general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
- Help orient and train new staff or students.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.
- Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, and recombinant DNA techniques.
- Experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques.
- Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills.
- Experience with high throughput sequencing methods and sample preparation, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, lentivirus handling, and basic computer skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- General understanding of scientific principles.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
- 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.
- 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.