Life Science Research Professional

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

ID: 7065491
Posted: March 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 experiments.

Duties include:

• Independently plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes; interpret and perform basis 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 individuals.
• 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 help provide general lab support as needed.
• Assist with orientation and training of new staff and students on lab procedures or techniques.

*• The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


• Experience with conducting enzyme immunoassays, immunohistochemistry, PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, and extracting DNA/RNA from human and animal biological samples.
• Experience with creating and maintaining IRB and IACUC protocols.
• Be highly motivated and work well both independently and in a team setting.
• Independent thought and judgement.
• Excellent written/verbal communication.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Accurate, efficient, and organized record keeping.


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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