Life Science Research Professional 1 - 70698
Description The Department of Psychology is looking for a Life Science Research Professional to work directly with PI and Research Associates on the physiological basis of a human genetic disease. Studies are pursued at the molecular, cellular and organ level. In addition to standard techniques used in biology/physiology laboratory work, a major commitment will be using optical methods for measuring volume and composition of small volumes of secreted fluid as a means to assess the level of function in ion channels of interest. The LSRA will also be working on: tissue acquisition (including human tissue from Stanford University Hospital OR), experiments to measure gland secretion, protein gels and western blotting, histology, general lab maintenance, record keeping, library work, ordering, reagent preparation, etc. Promotes culture of safety in the lab. The majority of work will be involved with scheduling subjects for experiments, carrying out physiological experiments with subjects, and data analysis.
This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding. The position will be considered for 75% FTE to 100% FTE depending on needs.
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 postdoctoral 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
Qualifications Minimum Education and Experience Required:
BA/BS in biology, chemistry, or related science and an interest in medicine and medical research.
Minimum 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.
Certificates and Licenses Required:
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.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the Universitys Administrative guide.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
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.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences