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Life Science Research Professional 1

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Ting Lab at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to manage daily laboratory functions, as well as support specific research projects in the design and execution of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology experiments. As our lab manager, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a close-knit team of exceptional researchers, support the production of high-impact work, and publish your investigations. We seek motivated recent college graduates with substantial research experience who are looking for a launching pad into the next phase of their career.

Duties include:

  • Support daily laboratory functions and research by purchasing reagents, maintaining laboratory stocks, overseeing laboratory safety, maintaining laboratory equipment, managing chemical inventory, and providing general lab support as needed.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.
  • Work with the PI (Alice Ting) to maintain a positive and inclusive lab culture.
  • Plan and execute biochemical and/or cell biological experiments related to specific research projects in the Ting laboratory. The Ting laboratory develops molecular technologies, such as proximity labeling and calcium recorders, for the study of protein networks and cellular networks in cell biology and neuroscience. LSRP1 may work on one or more of the project areas described here: http://www.tinglab.org/research
  • Analyze data and troubleshoot experiments in collaboration with a 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.
  • Starting date in mid-March, 2022.
    *- Other duties may also be assigned.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Bachelor's in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry

    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 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 & 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 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 (from JDL):
          • 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 .

            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 .

            Additional Information
            • Schedule: Full-time
            • Job Code: 4945
            • Employee Status: Regular
            • Pay Grade: E
            • Department URL: http://genetics.stanford.edu/
            • Requisition ID: 92475 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

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Palo Alto , Life Science Research Professional 1, Other , Palo Alto, California

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