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.
About the Department of Pathology
Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease. We accomplish this through our clinical services, research, and training the future leaders in pathology and related fields.
An LSRP position is available in the Howitt Lab of the Department of Pathology at Stanford University. Our lab studies the interaction between epithelial cells that line the intestine with the vast number of microbes that live in the gut (called the microbiota). These interactions are crucial for promoting our health but also can lead to many inflammatory diseases. We seek to understand the complex molecular language that governs these host-microbiota interactions, with the goal of developing new approaches and therapies to treat chronic inflammation. The LSRP will be involved in defined research projects and will be responsible for independently conducting experiments and analyzing data. The position also includes lab management tasks such as ordering supplies, maintaining our mouse colony, keeping detailed lab records, and adhering to safety regulations.
We welcome both candidates who desire a career as a research professional and those who aspire to graduate/medical school. A growth mindset and a willingness to take on challenging learning opportunities will be sought out traits. In addition to comparable research compensations, candidates will have the opportunity to learn and to develop their C.V. or resume through research publications and presentations.
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 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 provide general lab support as needed.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.