Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Year Fixed Term)

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Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to work under the supervision of Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, the Reinhard Family Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. The Kapiloff laboratory (http://med.stanford.edu/kapilofflab.html) performs basic and translational research concerning the role of multimolecular signaling complexes in the heart and eye. Research in the Kapiloff laboratory spans the breadth of signal transduction research from biochemistry and cell biology to in vivo animal physiology using genetically modified mouse models. In addition, basic research concepts studied in the laboratory are being applied to develop novel gene therapy vectors for the treatment of heart failure and glaucoma. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual who will participate in a novel drug discovery program targeting fundamental protein-protein interactions contributing to the development of heart failure. Additional responsibilities will include providing core wet bench services supporting the research programs of the Kapiloff laboratory.

Duties include:

  • Preparation of bacterial expressed proteins and performance of ELISA and SPR-based protein-protein interaction assays for drug discovery program.
  • Maintenance of cell culture lines, preparation and testing of novel gene therapy viral and plasmid vectors, and performance of cell- and tissue-based wet bench experimentation, including participation in the publication of lab findings
  • Assist with maintenance of mouse colony, including occasional genotyping of recombinant mouse lines and monitoring of the health of mice enrolled in chronic studies.
  • Assisting in general lab management including ordering lab supplies, maintaining inventory databases and safety records, assisting with regulatory compliance, and providing general lab support as needed.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students regarding lab procedures or techniques, as well as assisting in the supervision of undergraduate laboratory assistant(s).

*- Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

B.S. in Biology or related health sciences field with at least 1-year experience in molecular biology and biochemistry wet bench research

 

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 scientific principles 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.
  • The 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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Will require working in close proximity to blood-borne pathogens.
  • Will require working directly with rodents 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.
  • Employees must perform tasks that require 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. 

 

WORKING STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates working well with Stanford colleagues, clients, and 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/.


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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

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