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Life Science Research Professional 2

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits 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 sequencing technologies.

Duties include:

  • 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 protocols.
  • 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 conferences.
  • 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.
      DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • 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 outcomes.
        • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
        • 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.
              WORKING CONDITIONS:
              • 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 (from JDL):
                • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .


                  Additional Information
                  • Schedule: Full-time
                  • Job Code: 4952
                  • Employee Status: Regular
                  • Pay Grade: G
                  • Department URL: http://genetics.stanford.edu/
                  • Requisition ID: 88977As 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 https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Santa Clara , Life Science Research Professional 2, Other , Santa Clara, California

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