Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Yr. Fixed Term)
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: September 19, 2023
The Wang Lab within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences at Stanford University is seeking a 1 year fixed term Life
Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and
activities involved in defined research projects, and independently
conduct and analyze experiments. Our lab focuses on the
understanding of neural circuit state shifts through molecular
dynamics across synaptic matrices. Specifically, the lab works on
cortical state shifts in sleep and aging.Duties include:
- Working with their supervisors in planning experiments in
support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge
of scientific theory.
- Conduct cell culture experiments and Ca2+ imaging data analysis
under supervision and maintain detailed records of experiments and
- 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.*- Other duties may also be
assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience with script in Python, R and Matlab for the analysis
of Ca2+ imaging data.
- Basic knowledge of cell culture procedures and ability to
handle dispensing of reagents onto cultured cells.
- Basic knowledge of operating a widefield and/or a confocal
microscope system. 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.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.The expected pay range for this
position is $53,000 to $76,000 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.
Keywords: Stanford University, San Francisco , Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Yr. Fixed Term), Other , Stanford, California
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