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Life Science Research Professional 1

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to aid in establishing a Biobank of cryopreserved human tissue samples, both normal and non-neoplastic that may be used in downstream single cell or single nuclei approaches. This position will research published protocols and modify for specific tissue and tumor types. The LSRP will analyze the quality of different cryopreservation protocols. Patient-matched isolations of peripheral blood mononuclear cells will also be performed. Isolation of bulk RNA, DNA, and interstitial fluid will be performed for a subset of samples. LSRP will have the opportunity to be involved in the planning and execution of single-cell molecular analyses using 10x Genomics platform on gynecologic tissues.

The LSRP will work closely with the PI, Dr. Brooke Howitt, as well as closely coordinate with the Stanford Cancer Institute Tissue Bank Staff members.

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

Duties include:

  • 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, 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:

    Experience in the laboratory research in the biological sciences, ideally with understanding and experience with extracting and handling DNA and RNA; background and good foundation of knowledge in cell biology is required.

    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, chop/mince, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 20 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.
      • 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 bloodborne pathogens.
        • 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, .

            Additional Information
            • Schedule: Full-time
            • Job Code: 4945
            • Employee Status: Regular
            • Pay Grade: E
            • Requisition ID: 94239 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

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

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