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Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford, CaliforniaDate posted 04/04/2024Category ResearchWork Arrangement On Site
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Overview

It takes a curious mind to unlock the future, and tremendous passion to make the impossible happen. As a Life Science Research Professional 1, you’ll play a critical role in our research labs by changing the trajectory of medicine. You’ll work alongside some of the top minds in science and have an ongoing opportunity for education. As we continue to reach toward novel approaches in the life sciences, our NIH ranking and backing of Stanford Medicine allow you to see your projects through. Join us and be a part of discovering the next breakthrough at Stanford School of Medicine. We're better with you.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Entry Level
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)
  • Salary: $63K-$96K
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Success Profile

What makes a successful Life Science Research Professional 1 at Stanford Medicine? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Problem Solver
  • Curious
  • Responsible
  • Self-Starter

Career Path

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  • Life Science Research Professional 1 leads to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Medical Degree (MD) Program or Life Science Research Professional 2
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Medical Degree (MD) Program
  • Life Science Research Professional 2 leads to Life Science Research Professional 3/Lab Manager
  • Life Science Research Professional 3/Lab Manager

Employee Benefits

  • Comprehensive Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Unmatched Time Away Benefits

  • Unique Education Benefits

  • Work-Life Programs

  • Stanford Sweeteners

Job Description

Requisition ID: 102595Date posted 04/04/2024Job Status Regular

The Department of Structural Biology is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. The de la Zerda Group is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP) to join a laboratory that builds imaging instrumentation and chemical tools that can visualize the complex behavior of biomolecules in living subjects. Specific responsibilities include cell culture, rodent handling, nanoparticle synthesis, and imaging experiments. There will be an expectation to perform and troubleshoot experiments independently. The LSRP will maintain meticulous records, develop and maintain familiarity with the relevant literature, assist with general laboratory management tasks, and comply with governmental regulations and university policies regarding health and safety practices.

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, manage chemical inventory and safety records, 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

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.

The expected pay range for this position is $25.96 to $36.54 per hour.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at stanfordelr@stanford.edu. For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field.
• Knowledge of molecular and cellular biology.
• 1+ years lab experience in cell and molecular biology and animal handling.
• Experience with cancer cell lines and cancer mouse models.
• Proficiency with general mouse colony maintenance and genotyping mice.
• Proficiency with basic molecular biology methods such as PCR technologies and in situ hybridization.
• Experience working collaboratively with others in an academic lab environment.

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.

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Testimonial

When I started my job at Stanford, I did not know what to expect, but I quickly discovered an exceptional work environment. As a Life Science Research Professional in Neurology, I see the enormous impact my work has on the future of medicine. My coworkers prioritize collaboration and are always willing to teach me something or sit down for a scientific discussion. In my lab at Stanford School of Medicine, I found people who care about my career development and who share my commitment to improving the human condition, one day at a time.

–Javier Ramos Benitez, Life Science Research Professional - Neurology

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