Life Science Technician 1

California, United States
15 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University is engaged in urgent research to stabilize COVID-19 mRNA vaccines to enable world-wide immunization, in collaboration with a leading industry consortium. The Barna lab (Department of Genetics) and the Das lab (Department of Biochemistry) seek a Life Science Technician to perform basic functions and activities performing biochemical and molecular biology assays using defined protocols and assays. 

Duties include: 

  • Performs biochemical and molecular biology assays in the labs of Professors Maria Barna and Rhiju Das, using well-defined procedures.  
  • Prepares RNA samples via molecular biology and chemical approaches, utilizing standard lab reagents, and maintenance and transfer of plasmids and reagents. 
  • Operation of simple lab equipment to perform assays, where the settings are simple and prescribed.  
  • Correspondence with collaborators regarding data analysis
  • Complete and accurate record keeping of experiments.  

*- Other duties may also be assigned.

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.


  • One year’s employment experience in laboratory work or a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience/training (e.g., one year of college science).


  • Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records.


  • 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: 5638
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A18
  • Requisition ID: 87979

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