Life Science Technician (2 Year Fixed Term)
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: November 18, 2023
The Department of Radiology at Stanford University is dedicated
to excellence in clinical care, research, education, and
administration. The people and programs comprising Stanford
Radiology are world-renowned. Stanford Radiology's core strength
lies in its people: faculty, who are highly regarded for their deep
subspecialty expertise, dedication to patient care, and
responsiveness to referring providers; multidisciplinary
researchers who continue to push the boundaries of innovation in
physics and engineering to develop cutting-edge methods for
enhanced anatomic and functional imaging; staff who are dedicated
and engaged in moving the mission of the department, school, and
The Canary Center at Stanford is seeking a Life Science Research
Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved
in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze
The Canary Center at Stanford is a world-class research facility
dedicated to cancer early detection programs. Our mission is to
discover and implement minimally invasive diagnostic and imaging
strategies for the detection and prognostication of cancers at
early, curable stages. The Canary Center is the first in the world
to integrate research on both in vivo and in vitro diagnostics to
deliver these tests, by housing state-of-the-art facilities and
collaborative research programs in molecular imaging, proteomics,
chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and bioinformatics. These
initiatives have extensive links to the Stanford Cancer Institute,
forming a direct pipeline for translation of early cancer detection
research into clinical trials and practice.
Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab
and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
Independently conduct experiments with cells, clinical samples and
extraceullular vesicles; maintain detailed records of experiments
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.
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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring
additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates
must be eligible to work in the U.S.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.
BA/BS degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, or related
Previous lab experience more than 2 years preferred.
Experience with dealing human clinical samples, centrifugation,
molecular and immunological assays, FACS sorting and analysis,
transfection, DNA/RNA/protein purification methods.
Experience with various DNA-, RNA- and protein-based laboratory
techniques including PCR and Western blot analyses.
Attention to detail when performing experiments, analyzing data and
Be able to follow well-established protocols under supervision and
get expected results on his/her own.
Fully understand each step and reagent in experiments and ask
whenever not clear.
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.
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
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.
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.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with
Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford
University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply
to all university employees, including those working remotely in
the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more
about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff,
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