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Life Science Research Professional 2

Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

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.

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About the Lab:

  • The goal of Dr. Brooke Howitt's lab is to better understand molecular features of tumors and their precancers that better inform:
  • Diagnostic classification
  • Identification of diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers
  • 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 mesonephric-like carcinoma
    • 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.

      Duties include:
      • 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 protocols.
      • 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 conferences.
      • 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

        Desired Qualifications:
        • Experience with and ability to learn new experimental, computational, and statistical skills.
        • Take initiative to recognize and fill areas in the lab that need improvement.
        • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all technical and scientific backgrounds.
        • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
        • 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 scientific field.

          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 outcomes.
          • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
          • 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 accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

              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.
              • 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

Keywords: Stanford University, San Francisco , Life Science Research Professional 2, Other , Stanford, California

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