Stanford University 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 Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology seeks a talented research assistant to perform bench-level experiments as part of a team investigating the mechanisms underlying stem cell, nuclear reprogramming, epigenetic regulation, gene and drug therapy for a mouse model with cardiac and muscular dystrophy. Do you want to be part of the stem cell revolution in regenerative medicine? Are you highly motivated, talented, creative? We are seeking candidates to conduct cutting edge stem cell research in a stimulating and fun environment. Candidate will perform bench-level experiments as part of a team investigating the mechanisms of regulation of muscle stem cell fate in treating disease using mouse models for translation to patients. We are seeking an energetic, bright, motivated individual with longterm interest in science. Specifically, perform experiments, generate constructs and cell lines, bioengineer materials, document, compile and analyze experimental data; troubleshoot; provide oral and written reports of experiments; attend team meetings for experimental planning and review. Major responsibilities will include work with stem cells, animal models and assays of heart and muscle function. Assist in the design of experiments, provide support with general laboratory maintenance and compliance with health and safety policies.
Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
Interpret and perform basic analyses of results.
Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals.
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
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.
Help orient and train new staff or students.
*- Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
BS/BA in biological sciences or molecular and/or cell biology.
Experience in a research laboratory with good working knowledge of genetic and biochemical principles required.
Knowledge and good technical skill with standard molecular and cell biology procedures.
Requires independent thought and judgment, good communications skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Experience with RNA-sequencing and bioinformatic analysis preferred.
Experience with novel construct development, FACS, viral infection methods and cell line development preferred.
Experience with mouse handling, histological sections and primary cell cultures will be an asset.
Competence with Mac and/or PC computers and familiarity with data entry a plus.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related scientific field. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
General understanding of scientific principles.
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: N/A
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.
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.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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