Life Science Research Professional

Location
California, United States
Posted
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2019
Ref
83406
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. One of our main research focuses is to define γδ T cell function so that we can better understand host immune defense. Our research seeks to determine how γδ T cell function affect the development and the termination of the inflammatory response and to study γδ T cells function in infections and autoimmune diseases. These include a mouse model and human subjects. The LSRP will be involved in analyzing immune responses using FACS, PCR, ELISA, and other techniques. The LSRP will have a fairly high level of autonomy, he/she will design experiments under the guidance of senior researchers in the lab

Duties include: 

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field under the guidance of senior researchers.
  • Conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Under guidance, 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.
  • Maintain mouse colony under the Animal Care and Bio Safety guidelines.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Bachelor’s degree in biological science discipline or related fields; relevant laboratory experience highly desired.

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*:

  • 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.

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.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4945
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: E
Requisition ID: 83406