Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 24, 2022
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
- 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
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
- A degree in biology, developmental biology, biochemistry,
molecular biology, cell biology or genetics.
- Undergraduate research experience in a Drosophila genetics
- 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.
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. WORK STANDARDS:
- 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, .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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