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Lab Manager

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Goins Laboratory in the Developmental Biology department at Stanford School of Medicine is seeking to hire a full-time Life Science Research Professional 1 in our lab. The Goins lab focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control blood cell development or hematopoiesis using a combination of Drosophila genetics, live imaging, high resolution microscopy, transcriptomics, biochemistry, and cell biology.

Responsibilities include: Drosophila husbandry, building transgenic Drosophila lines, imaging studies using confocal microscopy, epifluorescence, and live imaging, immunofluorescence techniques, immunoblotting, transcriptomic analysis using Partek Genomics Suite, image analysis using ImageJ and Imaris software, statistical analysis using Graphpad Prisma and excel, building complex models using BioRender, cell culture, and dissection of Drosophila tissues. Lab members are expected to take leadership roles in designing, executing, and evaluating research projects and will have the opportunity to contribute to writing manuscripts and grant proposals. The Goins lab is a new lab looking for lab members ready to take on unexpected challenges but who will help shape the future of the laboratory. Lab members will be directly mentored by the PI and will benefit from strong mentorship and the opportunity to expand their skillset and knowledgebase. The setting is ideal for highly motivated researchers who desire an active role in a basic science research setting but with access to clinical medicine and other techniques through collaborations and campus interactions.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • 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.

    • A degree in biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or genetics.
    • Undergraduate research experience in a Drosophila genetics lab.
    • Experience with high resolution confocal microscopy, 3D image analysis software such as ImageJ or Imaris, statistical analysis software such as GraphPad Prism.
    • Knowledge or interest in hematopoiesis/blood cell development and/or Drosophila genetics. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

      Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

      • 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 outcomes.
      • 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 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 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. WORK STANDARDS:
            • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
            • 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 learned.
            • 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, .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, please visit .

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