Life Science Research Associate, 100% FTE, 2-Yr Fixed Term
Stanford University, Department of Bioengineering
The Fischbach Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University is seeking a Lab Science Research Associate to join our team exploring a wide variety of biological questions. The Life Science Research Associate will be involved in funded research projects to develop gene-editing technologies for mammalian cells.
We are primarily looking to hire a person who can provide cell culture and molecular biology support for several projects ongoing in the lab that are focused on editing the genomes of immune cells. The person ideally should have 1-2 years research experience and be proficient in performing cell culture, packaging virus, and molecular biology techniques such as cloning, leukapheresis, and lentiviral packaging. Experience with immune cells would be ideal but is not necessary.
This is a two-year fixed term position with the option for renewal based on funding.
Perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments.
Cloning, culturing and purification of viral vectors
Mammalian cell culture
Isolation of immune cells from human blood
Analysis of gene edited cells using FACS and flow cytometry
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. Make recommendations on the research design and direction. The LSRP is expected to plan and coordinate an experiment from beginning to end. Responsible for interpretation of data and findings and maintaining detailed records of experiments and outcomes, suggesting modifications to existing procedures when needed. May also be required to recommend changes in policy, or develop new protocols to prevent reoccurrence of problems. Must keep an accurate laboratory notebook for all studies.
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.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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.
Certifications and Licenses:
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.
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 University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and rsum to be considered for this opening.
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