Life Science Research Professional 2 - 74330
Description Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to provide technical support for the Human Immune Monitoring Center, a service center performing state-of-the-art immune monitoring assays for human translational studies. The LSRP will contribute to specific research projects, by performing genomics-based projects, including targeted RNAseq assays and development of liquid handling automation protocols for these. He/she will prepare and acquire samples, analyze data, generate reports, perform data quality control, and assist investigators with planning and interpreting their studies. The LSRP will also be responsible for ordering and tracking of specific laboratory supplies, and some other routine laboratory tasks.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
- Perform complex (lab and/or field) experiments for a major portion of the research project.
- Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
- Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist.
- Based on prior results, contribute to development of new research protocols and procedures or adaptation of existing protocols.
- Make recommendations on plan design and/or research direction to principal investigator.
- Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
- Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
- Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
- Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; present findings for lab work group.
- Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section.
- May contribute to publication of findings and present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
- Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.
- Serve as technical resource for other research staff.
- Perform general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
- May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.
Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Experience with PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, and other basic molecular biology techniques.
- Experience with liquid handling robotics.
- Proficiency in R or other programming environments is helpful but not essential
- Knowledge of statistical analysis software like for example JMP desirable
- Highly motivated, dedicated, and independent
- Strong team player
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- 3+ years of research experience in a specific related field
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and three years of related experience, or Master's degree.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
* - 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.
- 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.
- Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
- 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 lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
- Position may require repetitive motion.
- 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
Job Code: 4952