Stanford University, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to perform complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects within a microbiology and immunology laboratory. The individual will independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). S/he will collect, analyze, and present research data to the research group and make original scientific contributions to the research field. The position will also entail some lab support tasks such as maintaining lab inventory, records, and adhering to safety regulations.
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.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Applicants are required to upload a resume to be considered for this position.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in biology, immunology, biochemistry, bio-engineering, molecular biology or related field 2 years post-doctoral laboratory experience, or equivalent Proficiency in in-vitro and in-vivo virus assays Experience with mouse models of virus infection Experience with scientific writing Experience with tissue culture-based virus growth, titer assays, and neutralization assays.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of related experience, or Master's degree.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: 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 correctable 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.
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