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.
Help orient and train new staff or students.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
A bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a related field.
Previous experience working with laboratory mice.
Knowledge of basic techniques in molecular biology.
Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
Must be accurate, efficient, organized, have excellent record keeping abilities, ability to work with team members in a cooperative fashion, and have excellent communication skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
General understanding of scientific principles.
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.
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 work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
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 pathogens.
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 present.
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.
Location: School of Medicine Schedule: Full-time Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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