Life Science Research Professional 2

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

Stanford University Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct analyses of ‘omics data generated through research projects including: Etiology of Pulmonary Stenosis, Role of contractile reprogramming in Vascular disease, Evaluation of phenotypic changes in Valve pathogenesis:.

Duties include:

  • Independently analyze a major portion of the research ‘omics data in the areas of pediatric congenital heart diseases of the heart and vasculature, prevention of neonatal brain injury during complex cardiac surgical operations. Make recommendations on experimental design, strategic approaches and/or research direction to principal investigator.
  • Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist, and make modifications to existing procedures and protocols to improve techniques and enhance data value.
  • Develop new analytical approaches where appropriate protocols are not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation of standard procedures and protocols is required.
  • Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; apply to ongoing research and development of new protocols.
  • Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section, and to publication of findings. Present ongoing work to colleagues and/or academic conferences.

*- Other duties may also be assigned


  • Preferably a Doctorate or at minimum a Master’s degree and two years applicable experience, or combination of advanced education and experience in an applicable science.
  • Demonstrated skill in nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis, mechanisms of regulation of gene expression, informatic analyses related to ‘omics research.
  • Comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of basic biomedical sciences including chemistry biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and physiology.
  • Demonstrated technical ability in immunological assay, histochemistry, cell culture, microscopy, PCR, SDS-PAGE, Western botting and detection, evaluation of gene expression data and advanced bioinformatics.
  • Developing project management skills.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, advanced abilities to analyze very large data sets data using advanced computational informatics software

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):  Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.


  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • General 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.


  • 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 be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.
  • 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
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
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