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Department of Bioengineering 

Stanford Bioengineering is a dynamic and rapidly growing department within the Stanford Schools of Engineering and Medicine. For more than a decade, Stanford Bioengineering has sought to advance bioengineering as a fundamental discipline grounded in basic sciences, powered by unique engineering concepts and principles and capable of realizing many diverse applications. Our community ranges broadly from world class faculty and students to vibrant alumni and staff and includes some of the world's most successful leaders in bioengineering technology and business. Our staff stand shoulder to shoulder with faculty and students to enable cutting-edge research providing innovative solutions to global challenges. 


The Bintu Lab and  PS Huang Lab are seeking a Life Science Research Professional to join our team exploring a wide variety of gene regulation and protein design challenges. You will act as a joint lab manager for the two labs who share wet lab space and perform and support complex lab experiments working independently to support various research projects. Your work will focus primarily on molecular cloning, genomic library construction, cell engineering, and protein production. This work will contribute to several projects ongoing in the lab that are focused on developing novel synthetic biology tools such as CRISPR-based epigenetic editors or novel proteins that modulate the immune response. Are you capable, interested in performing essential functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and able to independently conduct and analyze experiments? Then help us to forge a new generation of synthetic biology tools! 


Please note that while this is a one-year fixed term position, there is an option for renewal based on funding. 


Your responsibilities include:  

  • Plan and coordinate experiments from beginning to end. Responsible for interpretation of data and findings and maintaining detailed records of experiments and outcomes, suggesting modifications to existing procedures when needed. Example experiments include: 
    • Clone individual DNA constructs and pooled libraries. 
    • Engineer human cell lines (tissue culture, cell transfection or transduction, fluorescence activated cell sorting - FACS) 
    • Purify engineered proteins. 
  • Must keep an accurate laboratory notebook for all studies. 
  • May also be required to recommend changes in protocols to prevent reoccurrence of problems.   
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and 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. 
  • Help orient and train new staff or students. 
  • Flexibility with other tasks as assigned. 



Bachelor's degree in related scientific field. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

6 months wet lab research experience, either as lab manager or research assistant. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Demonstrate aptitude in foresight, planning, and ability to organize as required by research. 
  • General understanding of scientific principles. 
  • 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. 
  • Experience with molecular cloning, mammalian tissue culture, or protein purification preferred. 



  • May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens. 
  • Requires 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. 



  • 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


Why Stanford is for You  

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with: 

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.  
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. 
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits. 
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.  
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more! 


How to Apply 

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.  


The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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.

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