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Life Science Research Professional 2 (1-year Fixed Term)

Requisition ID 100702 Job Code 4952 Grade G Employee Status Regular Schedule Full-time Work Arrangement On Site

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 (1-year Fixed Term), to perform complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).

The Peltz lab has received NIH funding for two projects that develop an AI pipeline for mouse genetic discovery. For these projects, we must generate and characterize knockin mice with reversions of disease-causing mutations for several diseases. As a consequence, we have an opening for a 1-year fixed term LSRP2 position, for a person with extensive experience (>10 years) in mouse reproduction (superovulation, embryo preparation, etc.), mouse colony maintenance; and with mouse genome engineering methods that utilize embryo or stem cell microinjection, and with CRISPR and other DNA recombination methods that are used to generate knockin mice.This individual will also be responsible for maintaining all supplies (bedding, food, etc.) for mouse colony maintenance, and genotyping supplies.

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Duties include:

  • Generate Genome engineered mice. This requires super-ovulating mice, generating fertilized embryos, injecting gRNAs and rDNA into the embryos, re-implantation of embryos into pseudo-pregnant mice. This requires independently design the gRNAs that are used for CRISPR engineering of the mouse genome, adjust the dosage of CRISPR enzyme and alter the cell permeation methods used for genome engineering, and altering the superovulation protocols for the different strains whose genomes will be engineered.
  • Responsible for independently designing the strategy for generation of each of the genome engineered mouse lines.
  • Care and maintenance of the colonies of genome engineered mice. This requires monitoring the health of the mice, genotyping the mice at weaning, establishing the breeding pairs to generating the lines, and maintaining the colonies of pseudo-pregnant females.
  • Determine if the mice can be generated by CRISPR engineering methods or if conventional non-homologous end joining methods can be used. This is performed along and all of other colony maintenance responsibilities.
  • Determine if mice have the appropriate genome modifications, modify protocols for super-ovulation of the different strains whose genomes will be engineered.
  • Develop new protocols for genome engineering of inbred strains, which have disease phenotypes, but are not commonly used for genome engineering.
  • Report results to the two PIs (Stankowitz and Peltz) for the hearing project, and to Peltz lab personnel for the R24 project.
  • This person will keep abreast of new technical developments and implement them in his/her work.
  • Will write sections of research papers describing how genome engineered mice are prepared and characterized.
  • The individual will be responsible for ordering the strains of mice that are needed, maintain the supplies (food, bedding, etc.) required for colony maintenance, genotyping supplies.
  • Will be responsible for the regular APLAAC inspections and that we conform with our APLAAC protocol.
  • Will assist in the supervision of post-doctoral fellows that are working on the project.
  • Will be responsible for compliance with APPLAC protocols, and the appropriate procedures followed.

*- Other duties may also be assigned


At least 10 years of experience with generation and maintenance of genome engineered mice.


Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.


  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • 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.


  • Ability to work within a facility that houses mice and other rodents.

*- 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 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.


  • 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,

The expected pay range for this position is $67,000 to $88,000 per annum.

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.

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