Life Science Research Professional 2
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: September 18, 2023
The Andrews Lab at Stanford University, Department of Medicine,
is seeking an LSRP2 (Life Science Research Professional 2) to work
in a research laboratory. The LSRP2 will perform more complex
functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and
independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). The
LSRP2 is involved directly in the execution of a Principal
Investigator's research activities and attaining the goals of the
PI's sponsored research projects. The LSRP2 is expected to develop
protocols and procedures, and interpret and analyze the results.
The position also entails lab management support such as ordering
supplies and equipment, maintaining lab records, and adhering to
safety regulations. The LSRP2 will work alongside postdoctoral
fellows and graduate students and will be expected to independently
perform and analyze experiments using techniques in molecular
biology, microbiology/bacteriology, and genome sequencing.The LSRP2
will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary research team working to
find solutions for challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problems
in global infectious diseases. Our Division of Infectious Diseases
encompasses all aspects of infectious diseases and geographic
medicine, including COVID19 research and clinical care, clinical
microbiology, hospital epidemiology, AIDS, international health,
mechanisms of pathogenesis, the role of microbes in chronic &
unexplained disease, human microbial ecology, parasitology,
microbial & viral genomics, and tropical medicine.Duties
- 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
- 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.
- 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.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 assigned. DESIRED
- Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry or related
- Experience or equivalent training with DNA extraction, PCR,
- Experience with Illumina and/or Nanopore sequencing is
- Excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities.
- Skills in descriptive analysis and modeling of data.EDUCATION &
- 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.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- 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
- 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.WORKING STANDARDS:
- 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 based 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, . The expected pay range for this position is
$67,000 to $88,000 per annum.Stanford University provides pay
ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university
reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a
selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but
not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the
qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget
availability, internal equity, geographic location and external
market pay for comparable jobs.At Stanford University, base pay
represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package.
The website provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive
range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about
the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the
hiring process. Why Stanford is for youImagine a world without
search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through
first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses.
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich
the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated
17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our
legacy. Our culture andempower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition
reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening,
or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous
time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds
of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise
facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails,
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing
incentives, discounts and more.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 law.
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