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Lab Assistant II (On-Site Only)

Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Lab Assistant II (On-Site Only)
School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States
Post Date 4 days ago
Requisition # 101395
Lab Assistant II (On-Site Only)
TheSchool of Humanities and Sciences (H&S)is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.
Department Description: The Biology department is the center of life science research at Stanford. Our mission is to lead in understanding life, from molecules to cells, and organisms to ecosystems. The Biology faculty are committed to excellence in research and education, and are proud of the outstanding students and staff who make this possible.
Position Summary: The Department of Biology is seeking to fill a 9-month academic appointment at the Lab Assistant II level to provide high quality lab support for the undergraduate biology lab courses offered by Stanford University. The Lab Assistant will be part of an energetic team dedicated to bringing a diverse and comprehensive laboratory experience to the students. The laboratories are located both on Stanford Campus and at field sites, either on or off campus.
This is a 75% FTE, 9 month (September - June) continuing academic appointment, bargaining unit, position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus.
If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.
- Make complex media, reagents buffers, or animal diets/therapies etc., requiring a series of laboratory operations, carrying out the series without intermediate instructions.
- Maintain quality of prepared items and resolve basic problems (e.g., media,reagents, buffers).
- Calculate and plot graphs from data.
- Count bacterial plates following well-established guidelines.
- Attach electrodes previously installed in animals to recording equipment, electrical stimulators, etc., and collect data from the equipment.
- Observe, and record signs of unusual appearance, behavior, illness or death in animals; complete and maintain forms as required.
- May determine sex and wean animals according to established procedures.
- Maintain stock control and inventory of aboratory supplies and equipment, including keeping records, reordering, tracking down missing items, etc. Maintain records of all products made.
- Perform routine equipment servicing, either performing the work or contacting appropriate outside contractor; keep service records
- May give brief orientation concerning location and operation of equipment in the laboratory.
- May train and coordinate the work of lower-level employees
- May perform any of the duties described in the Laboratory Assistant I specification or other duties as assigned.
- Adhere to safety rules.
- Clean and set-up laboratory classrooms and student supplies
- Prepare and dispense media, reagents, buffers
- Expand and identify the stages/sex of Caenorhabditis elegans and fungi
- Grow and make cell pellets of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast)
- Count colonies on bacterial plates
- Wash, organize and sterilize glassware and labware
- Set-up field experiments for ecology courses
- Maintain stock control and inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment, including keeping records, reordering, tracking down missing items, etc.
- Maintain records of all reagents made.

  • Other duties may also be assigned.

    This position requires a minimum of one year of Laboratory Assistant I level or a combination of education and relevant experience.
    - In addition to the qualifications listed for the Laboratory Glassware Washer, these employees must have demonstrated initiative and good judgment.
    - Ability to perform work with a minimum of error under general supervision.
    - Ability to train others in aspects of Lab Assistant work.
    - In addition to the qualifications listed for the Laboratory Glassware Washer, the Lab Asst. II must have demonstrated initiative and good judgment.
    - Ability to perform work with a minimum of error under general supervision.
    - Ability to train others in aspects of Lab Assistant work.
    - Manual dexterity to perform assigned tasks
    - Write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, perform desk based computer tasks.
    - Frequently stand/walk, perform seated work, operate special machines
    - Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach /work above shoulders, light fine grasping.
    - Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
    - Rarely help move heavier items (e.g. chairs or lab equipment; packages of supplies; drums containing 2 to 15 gallons, depending on ability.
    In addition, preferred requirements include:
    - Experience supporting a teaching laboratory
    - An individual who is organized and able to plan and execute multiple ongoing tasks, yet with attention to detail and quality control.
    - Must be a responsible and collaborative team member with a "can do" and positive attitude.
    Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, Lab Assistants may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures, including wearing appropriate Personal Protective
    Equipment (PPE) if required.
    The expected pay range for this position is $29.32 (Step 1) to $35.41 (Step 10) per hour. Placement in the pay range is subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
    This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.
    Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position.
    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 perksempower you with:
    --- Freedom to grow . We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a 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.
    The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications 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.
    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 their 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 law.
    Additional Information

    • Schedule: Part-time

    • Job Code: 5794

    • Employee Status: Regular

    • Grade: A16

    • Requisition ID: 101395

    • Work Arrangement : On Site

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