Life Science Research Professional 2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

ID: 7063432
Posted: February 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).

Duties include:

Independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). Make recommendations on experimental design and/or research direction to principal investigator.
Independently conduct complex (lab and/or field) experiments to gather data for a portion of a major research project.
Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist, and make modifications to existing procedures and protocols.
Develop new research protocols where appropriate protocols are not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation of standard procedures and protocols is required.
The LSRP2 will be responsible for planning and performing research experiments in molecular, cellular, and clinical immunology. The LSRP2 will perform experiments using human samples including tissues and blood.
Primary experimental duties will include preparation and biobanking of primary human tissue samples and blood, complex cell culture experiments that may include fluorescence-activated cell sorting, detection of antibody responses by ELISA, multi-color flow cytometry or mass cytometry, molecular biology techniques like CRISPR-Cas9 and gene silencing, tissue and organoid sectioning, fluorescent microscopy, T and B cell receptor sequencing, and DNA/RNA isolation.
The LSRP2 will be expected to systematically test different culture conditions in immune organoids and maintain organized and detailed records for the optimization process. Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; apply to ongoing research and development of new protocols.
Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section, and to publication of findings. Present ongoing work to colleagues and/or academic conferences.
Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and direction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work. Serve as a technical resource for other research staff.
Oversee the daily activities of the laboratory including lab maintenance; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.

*- Other duties may also be assigned.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or related field.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Organized and capable of maintaining detailed experimental records.


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