Life Science Research Professional 2
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Union City
Posted on: January 10, 2022
The Bassik Lab at Stanford University (
http://bassiklab.stanford.edu ) is seeking a Life Science Research
Professional 2 to be an integral member of a research team that is
developing novel genetic tools, including ultracomplex CRISPR/Cas9
libraries, to conduct genetic screens in a range of medically
relevant areas, such as cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious
disease. The goal of this work is to understand (1) the biology of
cancer development and identify novel therapeutic drug targets, as
well as to (2) understand how macrophage cells of the immune system
recognize and destroy pathogens ranging from protein aggregates to
tumor cells. Candidate must be willing to work in a research team,
be organized, enjoy problem solving, and have strong communication
skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, creative,
and reliable person to participate in highly collaborative,
cutting-edge research at the forefront of modern biology, with real
world applications to develop new therapeutics to improve human
Responsibilities include cell culture and maintenance of human cell
lines, basic molecular biology (PCR, cloning, running DNA and
protein gels), flow cytometry, preparation of samples for deep
sequencing, confocal microscopy, basic statistical calculations,
and other duties as assigned. The LSRP will be expected to work
closely with the PI to develop protocols, interpret and analyze the
results of experiments, and suggest modifications to procedures as
appropriate. The position includes lab management tasks such as
ordering supplies, maintaining lab records, and adhering to safety
regulations. The LSRP is expected to keep abreast of scientific
literature and contribute new ideas and techniques to the lab, as
well as attend lab meetings and journal clubs. There will be ample
opportunity and encouragement for independent scientific
development, project development, and paper writing for highly
- Independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).
Make recommendations on experimental design and/or research
direction to principal investigator.
- Independently conduct complex (lab and/or field) experiments to
gather data for a portion of a major research project.
- Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines
exist, and make modifications to existing procedures and
- Develop new research protocols where appropriate protocols are
not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation
of standard procedures and protocols is required.
- Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different
faculties or schools.
- Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new
procedures and related research; apply to ongoing research and
development of new protocols.
- Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for
publication, especially in the results section, and to publication
of findings. Present ongoing work to colleagues and/or academic
- Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of
principal investigator or business manager.
- Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies
with regulations and all required trainings.
- Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as
needed, including oversight and direction on techniques, as well as
consultation on project work. Serve as a technical resource for
other research staff.
- Oversee the daily activities of the laboratory including lab
maintenance; 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.
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Bioengineering, Genetics,
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related scientific field is
- Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as
gel electrophoresis, PCR, and recombinant DNA techniques
- Experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques
- Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills
- Experience with high throughput sequencing methods and sample
preparation, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, lentivirus
handling, and computer programming.
- Experience with single-cell sequencing
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related
scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or
Master's degree in a related scientific field.
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 maintain detailed records of experiments and
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is
- 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, and mix or operate hand and foot
- 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
- 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
- Position may at times require the employee to work with or be
in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are
- 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.
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons
- 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 .
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4952
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: G
- Department URL: http://genetics.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 91811 As an organization that receives federal
funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement
that will apply to all university employees, including those
working remotely in the United States and applicable
subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines
for Stanford University Staff, please visit
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