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Life Science Research Professional

Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

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 research endowments.

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.

Duties include:

  • 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.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Extensive experience with data analysis and visualization using R, python and SAS.
    • Experience with Github and Snakemake to write reproducible bioinformatic pipelines.
    • 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 LC-MS.
      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 outcomes.
        • 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.
          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 environment.
          • 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 contact form.

            WORKING CONDITIONS:
            • May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
            • 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 present.
            • 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 organizations.
              • 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 learned.
              • 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 hiring process.

                Why Stanford is for You
                Imagine 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 and unique perks empower 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, and museums.
                • 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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