Life Science Research Professional

Location
California, United States
Posted
16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2019
Ref
82919
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Department of Pathology

Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease.  We accomplish this through our clinical services, research, and training the future leaders in pathology and related fields.  A major focus of clinical research in the Department continues to be the correlation of patient outcome and treatment response with the surgical pathologic diagnosis of human cancers.  Everything we do is to provide the highest quality of pathology diagnostic services to the patients for whom we passionately care.

For more information about the department visit http://pathology.stanford.edu/ 

About the Position

We are seeking a Life Science Research Professional (LSRP) to join the Hemtopathology team at Stanford Hospital in the Department of Pathology. This LSRP will lead and aid in the development of research and teaching databases related to hematopathology.  The LSRP will play a key role in leading projects related to hematopathology and will have skills in hematopathology and general surgical pathology and have sufficient exposure to methodologies such as immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization and flow cytometry. The LRSP will assist in grant applications, reporting, and publications and oversee a large sample database.

Duties include: 

  • Design research approaches for a major portion of research project(s), including background research, experimental design and execution, problem-solving, and writing up for publication.
  • Develop new protocols; test and evaluate a variety of approaches.
  • Perform complex (lab and/or field) 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.
  • Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports or written reports on all phases of the research project.
  • Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section. May be a co-author on publications. Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
  • Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; propose new research directions based on new advances discussed in literature.
  • Oversee supply and equipment budget under minimal supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
  • Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
  • Formally supervise and train new staff or students as needed, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.

 * - Other duties may also be assigned 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An MD or PhD with experience in independent research.
  • Five years of related experience.
  • Publications related to pathology content.
  • Experience in interpretation of pathology slides and reports.
  • Experience writing papers and research grants.
  • Analysis and interpretation of tissue-based diagnosis, including IHC, ISH and FISH
  • Experience with handling databases of large sample cohorts and basic statistical analysis
  • Exceptional organizational skills involved with selecting, tracking and maintaining a large sample database.

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and four years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field and two years relevant experience; or PhD in related science field. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
  • General computer skills, experience with databases and scientific applications, and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Developing project management skills.

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.

* - 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.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4953
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 82919