Life Science Research Professional 2
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: September 18, 2023
Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research
Professional 2 to perform more complex functions and activities
involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a
portion of the research project(s).
About the Department of Pathology:
Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to
improve the ability to diagnose, treat and understand the origin
and manifestation of human disease, and to care for those who have
or are at risk to develop disease. We accomplish this through our
clinical services (in all fields of anatomic and clinical
pathology, including molecular and genomic pathology,
histocompatibility testing and transfusion medicine) and be
research (which includes basic, translational and clinical research
into the origins and manifestations of disease, including efforts
to improve disease prediction and prevention as part of the goal of
achieving precision medicine and health), and also by educating
future leaders in pathology and related fields. Everything we do is
to achieve the goals of providing the highest quality of clinical
services to the patients for whom we passionately care, to advance
our ability to understand, diagnose, monitor and ultimately to cure
disease or to prevent or delay its occurrence, and to provide
outstanding education and career development opportunities to those
who share these goals.
For more information about the department visit
About the Lab:
- The goal of Dr. Brooke Howitt's lab is to better understand
molecular features of tumors and their precancers that better
- Diagnostic classification
- Identification of diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive
- Our understanding of the complex biology underlying initiation
and progression of diseases, leading to improved detection,
prevention, and treatment approaches
- Spatial and single cell studies compatible with archival FFPE
tissues We have focused on gynecologic and sarcoma entities, with
ongoing projects on:
- Uterine carcinosarcoma
- Uterine sarcomas and mesenchymal tumors
- Endometrial carcinomas including rare variants such as
- Fallopian tube lesions that comprise the earliest form of
tubo-ovarian high grade serous carcinoma
About the Position:
We are seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to help
support research related to proteomic, molecular and spatial assays
in the lab, including single cell genomic/transcriptomic approaches
combined with antigen detection.
The LSRP will work lead an independent project under this broad
research area., with regular feedbacks from the principal
investigator. This work is expected to lead to publication(s). The
desired candidate is collaborative, detail-oriented, and
conscientious, with excellent written/oral communication and
interpersonal skills. Under the supervision of the principal
investigator duties include participation in research projects and
assay development, data collection, data analysis and drafting
portions of manuscripts.
- Independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).
Make recommendations on experimental design and/or research
direction to principal investigator.
- 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
- Develop new research protocols where appropriate protocols are
not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation
of standard procedures and protocols is required.
- Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different
faculties or schools.
- 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.
- Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies
with regulations and all required trainings.
- 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. - Other duties may
also be assigned
- Experience with and ability to learn new experimental,
computational, and statistical skills.
- Take initiative to recognize and fill areas in the lab that
- Ability to communicate effectively with people of all technical
and scientific backgrounds.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication
- Experience with immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and
basic molecular and cell biology techniques
Education & Experience (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and at least two
years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related
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.
- Due to the nature of the work, this position will be fully
onsite. The expected pay range for this position is $77,304 to
$87,679 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
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