Life Science Research Professional 1
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: May 10, 2022
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
The CNC (Cracking the Neural Code) Program at Stanford University
School of Medicine seeks skilled and motivated Life Science
Research Professional 1 (LSRP) to work 100% time. The LSRP will
work under general guidance from the Primary Investigator and
senior lab members to study neural circuitry of psychiatric
conditions such as depression, fear, and anxiety in animal models.
The position includes performing a variety of in vitro and in vivo
experiments related to animal models of disease, utilizing a
variety of surgical, molecular biological, behavioral,
histological, and cell culture techniques. LSRP will interpret
results and make suggestions which may lead to publication. On the
job training in specific techniques may be provided. The LSRP may
assist in supervising and training new staff and students on
techniques as necessary, as well as performing lab management
duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining lab records, and
adhering to all Stanford safety regulations.
Performance of technical procedures, interpretation of results,
recognition of irregularities, recommendations for modification of
techniques and approaches will be expected. The LSRP must be
self-motivated, a quick learner, technically adept, accurate,
efficient, organized and keep detailed records. The ability to work
under tight deadlines with general guidance is essential. The LSRP
must also have good general basic computer skills (including but
not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint). In addition,
the LSRP must have excellent communication skills with the ability
to work independently as well as in a team.
- 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
- 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
- Bachelor's degree in molecular biology or related scientific
- Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as
PCR, or biochemical assays
- Proficiency with histology, animal surgeries, animal training,
and behavioral assays.
- Experience with confocal microscopy
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to perform technical procedures, interpretation of
results, recognition of irregularities, recommendations for
modification of techniques and approaches.
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.
- 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.
- May require working in close proximity to blood borne
- 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
- 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
- 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 .
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,
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4945
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 94312 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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