Life Science Technician II

California, United States
02 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment

A Life Science Technician 2 position is available immediately in the Chiu Lab, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery at Stanford University. Our lab uses different mouse models of pediatric solid tumors and we apply novel treatment protocols to assess effectiveness. We are also interested in molecularly targeted diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, with the goal of translating our research into clinically feasible solutions for children with solid tumors. Aligned with this goal, the successful candidate will be involved in preclinical studies of novel therapeutic agents, including efficacy and toxicity studies in cell lines and patient-derived xenograft models of pediatric solid tumors, as well as mechanism of action studies or immunology studies of promising therapeutic agents. 


  • Previous experience working with animals, including handling, caring, and minor procedures. Familiarity with cell culture techniques, small animal ultrasound, and statistical analysis knowledge are very helpful. Good communication skills with other team members and administrative experience in supporting a working lab group are a plus


  • Two years of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in the scientific discipline a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience.


  • Work at the Life Science Technician II level requires experience and ability beyond that required for the Life Science Technician I, including increased technical skills and problem-solving abilities


  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand.
  • Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds
  • Rarely carry/pull and/or push up to 20 pounds
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • 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.


  • Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.


  • 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 based 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, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5644
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A24
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 86698

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