Life Science Research Professional

Location
California, United States
Posted
30 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2019
Ref
84830
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Stanford University 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 focused on adoptive T cell immunotherapy for pediatric solid tumors. The projects in the Majzner lab will primarily focus on the use of chimeric antigen receptor T cells that can recognize multiple antigenic targets on pediatric tumors. The Majzner lab and the umbrella Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy has developed several immunotherapies that are currently in clinical trials or being planned for human studies in the near future. Drawing on this success, we continue to seek out further ways to improve care for children with cancer.

Duties include:

  • 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The candidate must have earned at least a BA or BS. It is preferred, but not required, that this degree be in a life science discipline. Applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be considered if he/she has experience in the life sciences.
  • The desired candidate should have experience in immunological techniques such as ELISA, flow cytometry, and cell culture of primary immune cells. Experience in adoptive T cell therapy, production of viral supernatant, cell culture and CRISPR/Cas9 preferred but not required. Experience transducing T cells is highly desired. A bachelor’s degree in cell biology or molecular biology is preferred

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.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

None

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.
  • Add or subtract physical requirements based on the requirements of your specific job. (remove this statement for posting)

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4945
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: E
Department URL: http://pediatrics.stanford.edu/
Requisition ID: 84830