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Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.



  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.

  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.

  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.

  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.



  • Ability to work and think in an independent manner with excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills, as well as demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines, make complex decisions under time pressure, and to manage stressful situations

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

  • Experience in negotiations and purchasing of scientific equipment

  • Basic molecular biology skills (e.g. PCR, subcloning, Western blotting)

  • Experience with cell culture and rodent handling

  • Must be proficient with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems including system updates, maintenance, backup, and program installation

  • Familiarity with grant submission portals (e.g. Cayuse, eRA Commons, eBRAP)

  • Experience with regulatory protocols (e.g. Biosafety, IACUC, IRB, SCRO) 



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Position may require repetitive motion.


* - 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.


  • 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.



  • 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, https://adminguide.stanford.edu


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