Life Science Research Professional
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: February 9, 2024
The work of the Division of Oncology bridges the worlds of basic
science, clinical diagnosis and the treatment of cancer. Our basic
investigative activities concentrate on immunology,
genetics/genomics, pharmacology, DNA repair and oncogene action.
Our clinical science covers each cancer type; has a strong focus in
clinical trials of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and
in correlative laboratory studies. Our work is supported by a
portfolio of peer-reviewed grants, industrial agreements and
The Division of Oncology, in the Department of Medicine at Stanford
University, is seeking a full-time Life Science Research
Professional to join the Betof Warner lab. The lab works at the
intersection of basic laboratory science and clinical medicine. Our
research actively uses tools from multiple disciplines, including
molecular and cellular biology, genomics, bioengineering, and data
science to study melanoma and build new tools to treat the disease.
Our group has a strong focus on adoptive T-cell therapy with
tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL). Under the supervision of the
PI and a Senior Research Scientist, the LSRP will be in charge of
banking clinical samples for future or immediate experiments,
conduct experiments to support ongoing projects in the lab, and
independently analyze data. The position includes work with human
specimens, cell culture, and nucleic acids including molecular
biology and DNA and RNA sequencing. The successful applicant will
become a member of our research team and is expected to interact
productively with other members of the team.
- 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. 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.
- Extensive experience with data analysis and visualization using
R, python and SAS.
- Experience with Github and Snakemake to write reproducible
- Experience with preparing libraries for sequencing.
- At least one-year hands on experience with molecular biology
techniques: PCR, ELISA, Western Blot, SDS-PAGE.
- Basic knowledge of flow cytometry, gas chromatography and
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
accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application or hiring process should contact Stanford University
Human Resources at . For all other inquiries, please submit a
- 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 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
$25.48 to $36.54 per hour. 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 Cardinal at Work 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
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