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Life Science Research Professional I 50 FTE

Stanford, CA, United States

Posted on
Dec 13,2018

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Job Description:
Life Science Research Professional I (50% FTE)

Stanford University

Job Number: 81421

The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Life Science Research Professional I (LSRP 1) at 50% FTE to join a young and dynamic research group, which is focusing on somatic reprogramming as well as embryonic and neural stem cell biology. The selected candidate will primarily be involved in ongoing research projects and will be responsible for independently carrying out bench work in standard molecular biology. The LSRP is expected to interpret and analyze the results and suggest modifications to procedures as appropriate.

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


One-year previous laboratory experience.

Proficiency with the following techniques: cell culture or standard molecular biology techniques.

A four-year college degree in biological sciences.

Strong motivation to explore complex biological problems.

Dedication to research, open mindedness to novel approaches, reliability, diligence and optimistic attitude.


The successful applicant will have a four-year college degree in a biological science or related scientific field and a general understanding of biological sciences principles. Previous laboratory experience in cell culture or standard molecular biology techniques are desirable, but not required. The candidate must have strong motivation to explore complex biological problems. The candidate must be dedicated to research, open mindedness to novel approaches, reliability, diligence and optimistic attitude. The candidate must have the ability to perform general computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs. Strong analytical skills, excellent judgment, and the ability to work under deadlines with general guidance are essential.


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.


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, ****


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States


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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: ****

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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