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Life Science Research Professional 1

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) laboratory at Stanford University, is the institute's largest, research focused, ambulatory care and laboratory services group offering both adult and pediatric bedside, phlebotomy, dietary and laboratory services across the research community. The CTRU laboratory designs and collaborates on studies, both locally and globally, supporting research across a broad range of platforms including proteomics, immunology, genomics, cancer and much more.

The CTRU is a primary backbone for accelerating the translation of bedside diagnostics and treatments and advancing research technologies into clinical applications. Learn more at

We are seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, principally involve purification and characterization of human biospecimen derivatives, from both biofluids and tissue/tumors, to better understand protein expression and other parameters in human samples from clinical research studies including those from COVID-19, cancer and others in BSL- 2+ certified laboratories. While some limited degree of on the job training is acceptable for desired areas, this will be determined on a case by case basis and depend on the additional skill sets the candidate possesses. The LSRP1 is expected to independently conduct, analyze, and present experiments under the support and guidance of faculty investigators and other leadership in the center. Work will be conducted under supervision of the CTRU Lab Supervisor.

The position is located in the lab that mainly works with biospecimen processing to support research that is pre- disease state and determine the changes if disease state occurs. The fundamental understanding and interpretation of this phenotyping can provide insight on an individual's chance of responding to various therapeutics.

This full-time, benefits eligible position will be primarily based at our Palo Alto, Arastradero Road site, but may work across all CTRU sites and may require periodic late weekday and/or weekend work. The appointee must agree to flexibility with working hours based on research and operational requirements. A heavy emphasis on attention to detail and ability to multitask efficiently and accurately will be required.

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


    Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field.

    Highly motivated, dedicated, and independent.

    Strong team player.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Familiarity with databases, reporting, and performance indicators.

    Microsoft office suite or ability to learn new software.

    Organizational skills to troubleshoot unplanned situations while still meeting established deadlines.

    The ability to communicate both in writing and verbally.

    Capable of independent and self-motivated work to complete tasks with minimal direction.

    Must maintain punctuality, good attendance and flexibility to work hours when study subjects are scheduled.


    Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

    • 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.



      • 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.

        • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or bloodborne pathogens, specimen from COVID-19 positive participant exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
        • May require extended or unusual work hours, weekend work etc., based on research requirements and business needs.
          • Will require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens by following universal precautions and EHS recommendations.
          • 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, including weekend.

            WORK STANDARDS:
            • 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, .

              Additional Information
              • Schedule: Full-time
              • Job Code: 4945
              • Employee Status: Regular
              • Pay Grade: E
              • Requisition ID: 88589 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Berkeley , Life Science Research Professional 1, Other , Berkeley, California

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