Life Science Research Professional 1 (2 Years Fixed Term)
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Stanford University School of Medicine Department of
Biochemistry seeks a full-time Life Science Research Professional 1
(LSRP) into a (2 Year Fixed Term) to work in a lab specializing in
the detection and functional probing of RNA structures. You will be
work with a Stanford MD/PhD student to investigate the mechanisms
of sub-cellular localization of mRNA in oligodendrocytes. Your work
will focus on generating and maintaining primary oligodendrocyte
cell cultures that you will use for a variety of imaging and
sequencing-based RNA experiments. Your work will contribute to at
least two on-going high-impact projects in the lab.
If you have strong experience in mammalian cell culture, , and a
desire to work in a collaborative, well-resourced lab environment,
then please join us in pushing the field of RNA localization
Department of Biochemistry:
Stanford Biochemistry is a diverse and inclusive community
dedicated to fundamental discovery in biological science through
basic research and training. We are united by the common view that
transformative advances in biology come through a molecular
understanding of biological systems. Our core goals are to perform
foundational research, to mentor and train scientists and
scientific leaders, and to foster a strong scientific community.
Our research ranges from molecular structure to organismal biology
as we strive to uncover new biological principles and to impact
human disease. Central to our research mission is our long-standing
culture of sharing and strong sense of community and collegiality.
We mix members of our laboratories together throughout the
Department in order to foster cross pollination of ideas and
approaches. We promote a supportive environment that values
different people and perspectives.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Using your experience in mammalian cell culture to regularly
isolate and culture primary rodent oligodendrocytes.
- Single-molecule RNA imaging in fixed and living cell samples
through spinning-disc confocal microscopy.
- Statistical analysis of fluorescence microscopy data.
- RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, and library preparation for
- Accurate and meticulous laboratory notebook record
- 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. 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.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.
How to apply:
If you are interested in joining us, please click the "Apply for
Job" button to submit a cover letter and resume along with an
- Bachelor's in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Computational
Biology, Biology, or similar field.
- At least two years of experience in mammalian cell culture,
preferably in the context of stem cells.
- Being comfortable working with small animals.
- Experience in immunofluorescence staining, confocal microscopy,
and RNA molecular biology (e.g. RNA extraction, RT-qPCR).
- Experience with high-throughput sequencing library preparation
is desired but not required.
- Experience in basic computational approaches (i.e. programming
or scripting experience) is desired but not 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://biochem.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 89898 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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