Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Year Fixed Term with Possible Extension)
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Union City
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research
Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved
in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze
experiments. Dr. Bo Yu's lab in the Division of Reproductive
Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology at Stanford University currently has multiple
outstanding long-term job opportunities for full-time researchers,
Postdoctoral fellows or lab manager. Dr. Yu's lab is investigating
ovarian physiology and pathology, as well as Assisted Reproductive
Technologies using cellular and molecular biology approaches. The
clinical applications of our research spans from ovarian cancer
etiology to preimplantation genetic testing. We use human samples
collected from patients, mouse models, and organoid cultures. Our
group collaborates with multiple departments at Stanford.
The LSRP 1 will be responsible for collecting and transporting
samples from the clinic or OR to the research lab, maintaining cell
culture in 2D or 3D, carrying out FACS, immunostaining, DNA and RNA
isolation, RT-PCR, sequencing library preparation, confocal cell
imaging, immunocytochemistry. May need to carry out mouse
experiments including injection, mating, sperm, oocyte or embryo
collection. The LSRP1 will assist multiple projects and must manage
time efficiently in doing so. The LSRP1 will work independently
under general guidance from the scientist and must have the ability
to recognize irregularities in experimental results and modify
experiments as needed. The LSRP1 will be in direct contact with a
scientist for experimental design and troubleshooting, but
experiments will be scheduled and performed by the LSRP1
independently. Additionally, the LSRP1 will order supplies and
prepare some reagents for use by other members of the lab and will
train new researchers in basic protocols.
- Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in
lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
- Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of
experiments and outcomes.
- Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to
interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer
suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in
collaboration with senior researcher.
- Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with
new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
- 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.
- Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students
on lab procedures or techniques.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.
- MS or PhD in biological science or technology and a minimum of
two years of research laboratory experience.
- Prior experience with cell culture, cellular and molecular
biology, and mouse handling is required.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a research
- Cover letter and at least 3 references are required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated
performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
- Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science
principals to problem solve work.
- Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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: 4945
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Pay Grade: E
- Department URL: http://obgyn.stanford.edu
- Requisition ID: 91374 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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