Life Science Research Professional 1 - 71968
Description The Department of Genetics at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP) to perform cutting edge, interdisciplinary research in a highly experienced and motivated team. The LSRP1 will be involved in defined research projects and will be responsible for the following:
Independently planning, conducting and analyzing experiments.
The LSRP1 is expected to maintain all lab records related to research experiments, interpret and analyze the results and suggest modifications to procedures as appropriate.
The LSRP is also expected to develop recommendations for solutions and take corrective actions when experiments indicate unexpected results. Specifically, a significant amount of time will involve sample preparation for non-targeted LC-MS-based metabolomics, optimization of LC-MS methods and acquisition of MS data.
The position includes lab management tasks such as ordering supplies, maintaining lab records, and adhering to safety regulations.
May also orient and train new staff or students.
Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of laboratory experience in analytical chemistry.
A strong understanding of biological sciences principles.
Strong analytical skills, excellent judgment and proficient management skills.
Proficiency with the basic molecular biology techniques
Experience of metabolite extraction from biofluids (plasma, urine), cells and tissue. Some knowledge of metabolite separation using liquid chromatography.
Experience in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics is desired.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
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.
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.
* - 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