Life Science Research Professional 1

Location
California, United States
Posted
24 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2020
Ref
86787
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

About the Department of Pathology

Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease.  We accomplish this through our clinical services, research, and training the future leaders in pathology and related fields.  A major focus of clinical research in the Department continues to be the correlation of patient outcome and treatment response with the surgical pathologic diagnosis of human cancers.  Everything we do is to provide the highest quality of pathology diagnostic services to the patients for whom we passionately care.

For more information about the department visit http://pathology.stanford.edu/ 

About the Position:

The Pathology Department is seeking a Life Science Research Professional (LSRP) for a 1 year fixed term assignment to join a laboratory developing and evaluating diagnostic tests for COVID-19. The LSRP will join a team of scientist working to develop and evaluate tests for the diagnosis and monitoring of infectious diseases.  Specific responsibilities include processing of respiratory specimens, separation and isolation of plasma/serum from whole blood, detailed record-keeping of specimens, sample preparation for nucleic acid extraction, RT-PCR, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, and working with automated testing platforms as necessary.  There will be an expectation to design, perform, troubleshoot, and interpret experiments independently. The LSRP will maintain meticulous records, develop and maintain familiarity with the relevant literature, assist with general laboratory management tasks, and comply with governmental regulations and university policies regarding health and safety practices.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • 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.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1+ years lab experience in molecular biology and with knowledge of basic virology
  • Experience in laboratory employing PCR analysis
  • Experience working collaboratively with others in an academic lab environment

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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4945
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 86787

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