Life Science Technician

California, United States
02 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine’s Genome Sequencing Service Center is seeking to hire four Life Science Technician 1 (LST1) with experience in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The LST1 will perform a variety of NGS assays in a high-throughput environment for large multi-omic research projects.

Characteristic Duties:

  • Extracting DNA/RNA from blood and tissue samples.
  • Executing protocols for NGS library preparation.
  • Operating liquid-handling automation technologies.
  • Troubleshooting and testing of developmental workflows.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students.

*-Other duties may also be assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of laboratory experience or equivalent training (e.g., one year of college science).
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to following detailed instructions and maintain accurate records.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse group of staff.
  • Must have good communication skills.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in biology or medical research desired.
  • Familiarity with next generation sequencing and molecular biology techniques.
  • Desired experience or knowledge with illumina HiSeq sequencing machines, PacBio, and 10X technology.
  • Previous experience handling DNA and RNA, libraries preparation, and qPCR.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5638
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A18
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 81192

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