Life Science Research Professional 1
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: January 10, 2022
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
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
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
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.
- 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
Highly motivated, dedicated, and independent.
Strong team player.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Familiarity with databases, reporting, and performance
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.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- 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
- 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 .
- 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
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