Life Science Research Professional 2
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 9, 2022
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that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling
lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional
setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Stanford Center for Personalized Medicine's Sequencing Center is
actively seeking for a highly qualified and motivated Life Science
Research Professional 2 (LSRP2) with a strong background in
Genomics field to test, develop and validate new sequencing
technologies and perform a variety of NGS assays in a
high-throughput environment for a large multi-omics research
project. The successful candidate must have a track of record of
innovative and collaborative research demonstrated through years of
experience in genomics and peer-reviewed publications. The
incumbent must have high expertise in the next-generation
sequencing (NGS) technology including whole genome sequencing,
RNA-Seq, single cell RNA-seq, 10X Genomics, operating
liquid-handing automation robotic technologies, and different
sequencer platforms such as Illumina, PacBio or Nanopore. The LSRP2
will assume a high level of responsibility in the experimental
design and make recommendations on technical improvements to the
NGS projects. The LSRP2 will play a critical role in technical
interactions between both collaborative research labs and
biotechnology companies, helping to facilitate sequencing study
designs and internal testing and validating of cutting-edge new
- 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.
- PhD or Master degree with 3-4 years in Genomics, Genetics,
Molecular Biology, or related scientific degree
- Good working knowledge of next generation sequencing platforms
and proven ability to perform experiments using molecular biology
techniques, including experience working with human blood sample,
PBMC and tissues,
- Proficiency with Illumina's next generation sequencing (NGS)
and single cell RNAseq such as 10X genomics
- Ability to interact with lab members, and answering customers
emails on a day-to-day basis
- Familiarity with Excel
- Excellent organizational skills
- Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), and
close attention to detail
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related
scientific field and 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
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is
- 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 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 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.
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):
- 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 .
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4952
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: G
- Department URL: http://genetics.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 88977 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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