Stanford University is seeking a full time Life Science Research Professional 2 in Dr. Garry Nolan's lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology - Baxter Laboratory. We are seeking a talented research assistant to perform bench-level experiments as part of a team investigating the mechanisms underlying human disease mechanisms, cancer, immunodeficiency and infectious disease. We are seeking an energetic, motivated, smart individual with an interest in molecular and cellular regulation of human genetic disease and cancer. The employee will assist in the development of new breakthrough methodologies of highly multidimensional analysis of protein marker expression in mouse and human immune cells/tissues. There will be opportunities for technical and career growth for motivated individuals.
Perform complex (lab and/or field) experiments for a major portion of the research project.
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist.
Based on prior results, contribute to development of new research protocols and procedures or adaptation of existing protocols.
Make recommendations on plan design and/or research direction to senior researchers.
Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of senior researchers or business manager.
Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section.
May contribute to publication of findings and present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
Perform general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.
Help orient and train new staff or students.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and three years of relevant work experience; Master's degree preferred.
Understanding of common genetic and biochemical principles and proficiency in standard molecular and cell biology procedures are critical.
Experience with novel construct development, cell line development protein purification is a plus. Interest in working with models of human disease.
Competence with Mac and/or PC computers, and familiarity with data entry a plus.
Experience with single cell RNAseq and computational analysis is a plus.
Experience with retrovirous and/or other virus work a plus.
Experience with flow cytometry/CyTOF is a plus.
Experience with IHC is a plus.
Experience with small animal work is a plus.
Additional qualifications sought include mature, independent judgment, good problem solving and communications skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
The candidate will also assist with preparation of data, figures and reporting for manuscripts, progress reports and grant submissions.
Proficiency in English and writing skills
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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.
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, Stanford, 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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