Life Science Research Professional

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California, United States
26 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP1) to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. The LSRP1 will pursue research studies related to spermatid differentiation and the development of novel male contraceptives. Significant experience in molecular biology techniques and biochemistry is required, and previous experience with mouse models is desired. The successful candidate must have good organizational and communication skills and possess the ability to learn quickly and work independently. On the job training in specific techniques will be provided. Approximately 25% of time would be devoted to lab management duties related to managing the lab’s mouse colonies, ensuring that the project is compliant with federal, state, and university regulations, and supervising/training undergraduate students hired to work in the project.

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


  • B.S. degree in biology, chemistry, or other relevant field is required.
  • At least one year of undergraduate research experience is required, and post-baccalaureate research experience is desired.
  • Significant experience with molecular biology techniques and biochemistry is required, and previous experience with mouse models is desired.
  • Performance of technical procedures, interpretation of results, recognition of irregularities, recommendations for modification of techniques and approaches will be expected.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently, be highly motivated, well organized, adaptable and work well within a highly interdisciplinary and international team. Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as fluent English are essential, as well as proficient computer skills.
  • The LSRP1 must be self-motivated, a quick learner, technically adept, accurate, efficient, organized and keep detailed records.
  • The ability to work under tight deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • The LSRP1 must also have good general basic computer skills and familiar with use of databases and online molecular biology tools.
  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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,

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4945
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: E
Requisition ID: 84084