Life Science Research Professional

California, United States
19 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

The Long Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Stanford ChEM-H ( seeks one research associate (LSRP2) to perform experiments as part of a team of investigators studying the mammalian energy metabolism. Energetic, bright, and highly motivated candidates with backgrounds in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, bioengineering, or physiology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will work directly with the principal investigator and a team of investigators, be listed as co-authors on published work, and gain valuable bench-side experience in a fast-paced research environment. Full training for all responsibilities will be provided. We encourage applications who are willing to take on challenging learning opportunities. Specific responsibilities include: perform experiments; participate in team meetings for experimental planning and review; document, compile, and analyze experimental data; troubleshoot; provide oral and written reports of experiments; generate constructs and cell lines; genotype and maintain mouse colonies; and provide support with general laboratory maintenance and compliance with health and safety policies.


  • Experience with and ability to learn new technical and computational approaches.
  • Experience with basic rodent handling and animal husbandry
  • Take initiative to recognize and fill areas in the lab that need improvement
  • Theoretical knowledge of basic cell biology, biochemistry, or physiology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all technical and scientific backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Experience with tissue culture and basic molecular cell biology techniques.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Independent thought and judgement.


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.


  • 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: 4952
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: G
Requisition ID: 85438