Life Science Research Professional 1

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California, United States
23 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Part Time

Grade: E

FTE: 50%

The LaBeaud Lab in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford University, is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP1) to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. This position will work under the general supervision of the Lab Manager.

Learn more about our lab here:

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.

*- Other duties may also be assigned


  •  Bachelor’s degree in any life sciences field.
  • Basic lab skills (i.e. pipetting, dilutions) and knowledge of sterile lab conditions.
  • Previous experience with basic cell culture, cell and molecular biology techniques such as ELISA and PCR-qPCR.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety rules and procedures.
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment skills.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Familiarity with preparing results for publication desired.
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible.


Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.


  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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

Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Job Code: 4945
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 87714

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