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Job Classification Title: Life Science Research Professional 1
JCC: 4945
Grade: E
One year fixed term

Life Science Research Professional 1:
The Department of Psychology is looking for a Life Science Research Professional to work directly with PI and Research Associates on the physiological basis of a human genetic disease. Studies are pursued at the molecular, cellular and organ level. In addition to standard techniques used in biology/physiology laboratory work, a major commitment will be using optical methods for measuring volume and composition of small volumes of secreted fluid as a means to assess the level of function in ion channels of interest, and carrying out PCR experiments. The LSRA will also be working on general lab maintenance, record keeping, library work, ordering, reagent preparation, etc. Promotes culture of safety in the lab. The majority of work will be involved with scheduling subjects for experiments, carrying out physiological experiments with subjects, and data analysis. Must have a deep interest in medical research, willingness to entertain new theoretical views and to learn new technical methods. This position is a great opportunity for undergrads pursing interests in medical school.

This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding. The position will be considered for 50% FTE to 100% FTE depending on LSRA preferences and funding availability. 

**To be considered, please submit your most recent resume and cover letter**

CORE DUTIES*:
• 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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• 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 and 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.
* - 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 the job.

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.

WORK STANDARDS:
• 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.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

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