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Basic Life Research Scientist (1 Year Fixed Term)

Requisition ID 97472 Job Code 5574 Grade R99 Employee Status Fixed-Term Schedule Full-time

We seek a highly motivated scientist interested in translational work in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The program of work at Stanford focuses on developing new IBD animal and cellular models, and testing novel compounds and cell therapies in preclinical studies. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, and should have excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience working with multidisciplinary teams. Familiarity with cell culture, basic laboratory techniques, and basic animal handling techniques would be beneficial.

Stanford Radiology delivers outstanding patient care using technology, innovation, and humanity. We educate the next generation of leaders in patient care and research. We develop the next generation of imaging technology, molecular imaging, in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapeutics, and informatics for precision health. We promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, transparency, and integrity.

Our mission is threefold: Improve diversity in the Department of Radiology, foster a culture of growth and equal opportunities for everyone, prove that diversity makes a difference.

As we plan to play a very important role in the development of personalized medicine, by moving advances from the laboratories to the clinic for improved patient-centric care, the Basic Life Research Scientist in the Thakor Lab plays a vital role in performing complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects.

The successful applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with prior relevant training and coursework in biology and chemistry. Experience in grant and paper writing is beneficial. The applicant will need to be able to multi-task and will be expected to contribute to multiple ongoing projects in the lab. Sterile tissue culture techniques, cell-based imaging and assays (immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, ELISA) and mesenchymal stem cell biology experience are also preferred. He/she should be able to work independently in a dynamic, fast paced team environment and is expected to be organized and highly productive. Successful applicants will also have a track record of productive research, presentations and publication.

Through our diversity initiative, we leverage our combined potential and take outstanding medical care, world-class education, and groundbreaking scientific advances to the next level. We aim to create a circle of growth for every player and the whole ensemble: Developing the players will lead to a better ensemble, and developing the ensemble will improve the players' performance. To accomplish this, we are fostering diversity of thought, experiences, and perspectives and inspiring each other to unleash our collective creativity, creating a culture of growth, fulfillment, and prosperity that far exceeds what we could have achieved individually.


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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

*-Other duties may also be assigned.

The successful applicant must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent with prior relevant training and coursework in biology and chemistry. Experience in grant and paper writing is beneficial. The applicant will need to be able to multi-task and will be expected to contribute to multiple ongoing projects in the lab. Sterile tissue culture techniques, cell-based imaging and assays (immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, ELISA) and mesenchymal stem cell biology experience are also preferred. He/she should be able to work independently in a dynamic, fast paced team environment and is expected to be organized and highly productive. Successful applicants will also have a track record of productive research, presentations and publication.

REQUIRED:

  • Excellent command of English
  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • Knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project
  • General computer skills, experience with databases and scientific applications, and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • 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 accurately.
  • Developing project management skills.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Writing grants and papers, Organizing and writing protocols, Organizing Experiments, Ensuring seamless functioning of the lab
  • She will be responsible for writing sections for large grants. Weekly PowerPoint presentations and attendance at lab meetings.
  • S/he will independently perform experiments and develop experience in immunology, stem cells, and handling small animals. Basic molecular biology techniques are required for successful independent functioning in the lab
  • Data processing, bioinformatical analysis, statistical analysis.

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.

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