Life Science Research Professional 1 (2 Year Fixed Term)
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: January 9, 2022
The Martinez Lab at Stanford University is seeking a Life
Science Research Professional 1 (2 year fixed term) possibility for
extension, to perform basic functions and activities involved in
defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze
experiments. The Martinez Lab is part of the Department of Chemical
and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology and of the ChEM-H
Institute. Our lab is broadly interested in RNA-based mechanisms of
gene regulation. Our current research studies mechanisms and
functions of RNA modifications in mRNA processing and their roles
in development and disease. We use a combination of molecular
biology, RNA biochemistry, genomics, genetics, and systems biology.
We are enthusiastic about training, mentoring and working with the
next generation of scientists. We welcome colleagues with diverse
experiences, backgrounds, and skill sets. We are looking for
scientists who are curious about RNA and want to engage in
stimulating research in a supportive and inclusive environment.
The candidate will be responsible for helping manage the
laboratory, preforming experiments to assist in advancing lab
projects and will have the possibility of having an independent
project. This is an opportunity for a candidate to make significant
contributions to a new lab. Contributions to experiments and
projects will merit authorship on resulting publications.
Responsibilities include basic molecular biology (PCR, cloning, gel
electrophoresis, etc.), cell culture, RNA biochemistry, protein
purification, preparation of libraries for high-throughput
sequencing, and other duties as assigned. A minimum 2-year
commitment is preferred with the possibility of an extension, but
this can be flexible depending on individual qualifications and
circumstance. The earliest and ideal start date for this position
is January 2022.
- 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.
- Learn new techniques and approaches.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
- Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related fields.
- Experience with molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel
electrophoresis, cloning, etc.), biochemistry and/or cell culture
is preferred. Experience working with RNA, protein purification,
bioinformatics and/or mouse work would be a plus.
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 .
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,
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification and are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
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.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4945
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Pay Grade: E
- Department URL: https://chemsysbio.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 92083 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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