Life Science Research Professional 1
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 15, 2022
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
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,
- 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
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
- 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:
- 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
- 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.
- May require working in close proximity to bloodborne
- Position may at times require the employee to work with or be
in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are
- 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
- 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
- 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, .
- 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
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