Life Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

ID: 7058557
Posted: July 16, 2019

Job Description

The Glenn Lab, in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology seeks a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP) to join its team. This person will work under the general guidance of the Principle Investigator and Research Scientists in the lab and will contribute to research focused on molecular virology and cancer biology, and the development of novel antiviral and anti-cancer compounds and therapeutic strategies.

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a long tradition of major contributions in basic research, a new commitment to clinical and outcomes research, a track record of training fellows for academic careers, and a longitudinal commitment to providing care for patients with complex gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

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 as assigned


Bachelor degree molecular biology, biochemistry or related field.

Possess initiative and a desire to acquire new skills

Proficiency in molecular biology techniques including PCR, genotyping and protein assays

Experience with determination of EC50s and CC50s of experimental compounds

Experience with isolation of PBMC

Experience or exposure to cell culture techniques and animal handling

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Ability to communicate effectively with team members and collaborators

Experimental design, execution of plan and presentation of data to team

Utilization of good documentation practices


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.


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