Life Science Research Professional 1 Job Code: 4951Grade: E FTE: 100%, Exempt, 1 Year Fixed Term
School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering
Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems. School of Engineering website: https://engineering.stanford.edu/ The Department of Bioengineering is seeking a full-time Life Science Research Professional to work in a lab whose primary focus is to perform molecular cloning, biochemistry assays that can be used for genetic engineering. The primary tasks for the Life Science Research Professional is to use molecular cloning to generate sets of constructs, test in mammalian cell cultures for fluorescent-activating sorting, or microscopy imaging to characterize novel molecules and their mechanisms.
Plan and perform experiments under direct instructions of the principle investigator,
Basic interpretation and analyses of results.
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols.
Work under designated senior scientists.
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
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.
*- Other duties may also be assigned Qualifications:
A basic knowledge in Bioengineering, Biological Sciences, or related fields.
An entry level skill in molecular cloning is required.
After initial training, the candidate should be able to independently perform cloning tasks for making DNA constructs following given protocols.
Quick learner of other skills: mammalian cell culture; biochemistry (ELISA, immunostaining, multiplexed protein assays)
Willing to work proactively, effectively, and productively.
Good communication skills, capable of giving group presentations, daily communication with other team members, and willing to write scientific related articles
Good work ethnics and team player.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor or Master's degree in related scientific field.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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.
Good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
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 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. Why Stanford is for You
We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our unique perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computing, cell phones, outdoor recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
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Location: School of Engineering, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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