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Life Science Research Professional

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

The Stanford University Protein and Nucleic Acid Facility in the Beckman Center is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP1) to join the Genomic Analyses group. The LSRP1 will be responsible for executing genomic technology and molecular/cellular biology experiments as well as participate in general lab maintenance.

The candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented and thorough, and be capable of working both independently and in a team environment.

Ideal skills for this position include and are not limited to the following:

  • Experience and hands-on skills in cell and molecular techniques such as Nucleic Acid QC (Agilent Bioanalyzer, Fragment Analyzer), DNA sequencing and Fragment Analysis (ABI DNA analyzers), PCR techniques (qPCR) and Pyrosequencing (Qiagen PyroMark) using molecular biology procedures.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills in new technologies, processes and methods
  • Strong organizational skills including meticulous and accurate record keeping
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with a large number of diverse researchers from different scientific disciplines

    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

      • Experienced in molecular biology research
      • Computer proficiency with the ability to multi-task at a high level


        Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or 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.



          • 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 based 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, .

                Additional Information
                • Schedule: Full-time
                • Job Code: 4945
                • Employee Status: Regular
                • Pay Grade: E
                • Requisition ID: 92700 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

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Santa Clara , Life Science Research Professional, Other , Santa Clara, California

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