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Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Year Fixed Term with Possible Extension)

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.

 

The Stanford Micro-Nano-Bio Research Laboratory under the direction of Prof. Sindy Tang, in close collaboration with the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to help in our mission to develop the next generation of rapid and accurate food allergy diagnostic, management, and treatment options. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research as part of a dynamic team between the Schools of Engineering and Medicine. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to gain research experience and work with cutting edge technologies at the intersection of human immunology (with a focus on food allergy) and engineering diagnostic devices including microfluidics and 3D printing.

 

Duties include: 

  • Perform assays to isolate subsets of white blood cells from whole blood
  • Perform staining and flow cytometry to characterize the number and the activation status of white blood cell subpopulations
  • Perform imaging on cells or tissues.
  • Perform basic molecular biology characterizations, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), sodium dodecyl sulphate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE).
  • Perform organoid culture.
  • 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. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in wet bench techniques and experiments, blood cell purification and analysis, flow cytometry strongly desired.
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, immunocytochemistry, tissue cryo-sectioning, tissue dissociation, mammalian tissue culture techniques also desirable.
  • Candidate must be willing to learn new techniques and be capable of working with general supervision.  

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field
  • Master’s degree in related scientific field (desired)

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Basic knowledge of immunology strongly desired.
  • General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science 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.

 

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 his or her 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 bases 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

 

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.

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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