88636 Requisition #

Under the direct supervision of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Biobank Manager, the Biobank Assistant will be responsible for couriering specimens at regular intervals, accessioning specimens, receiving and processing specimens, and coordinating closely with the clinical teams, and will assist in the training of new employees and/or students as needed.


Furthermore, the Biobank Assistant will be responsible for processing of blood, serum, plasma and/or bone marrow samples for biobanking purposes, completeing assignments with accuracy and in a timely manner without compromising the quality of the patient sample, and exercising good judgment in recognizing and correcting irregularities and/or unusual requests. Finally, the Biobank Assistant will perform other miscellaneous duties or special projects as assigned and will comply with all aspects of the job according to written procedure. 

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.



  • Degree in a scientific discipline, i.e. molecular and cellular biology knowledge and experience. 
  • Individuals with previous experience performing Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) isolation.



  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement that can be viewed by following the link below then go to Policies > Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining: https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/policies/

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