Life Science Research Professional 1 – Gray Lab
The Gray Laboratory is a part of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI), which
is one of an elite number of National Cancer Institute-Designated
Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and is a prominent, dynamic,
growing, and complex Institute within the Stanford University School of
Medicine. The SCI actively works to build synergies and collaborations among
faculty with cancer-relevant expertise from four Schools and over 30
departments across Stanford University.
We are seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform experiments
and support activities in a newly-established group at Stanford that has
recently relocated from the East Coast. We are a chemical biology group
focused on creative approaches to identifying and developing new small
molecule therapeutics. The successful candidate will perform chemistry
synthesis for small molecules ether as inhibitor or degrader that interface
with ongoing biology efforts in the laboratory. Previous experience working in
a laboratory setting devoted to the synthesis of small molecules is strongly
preferred but not required, as the position includes a training and
professional development component. The ultimate goal of this work is to
identify new treatments for human disease, especially cancer and immune system
malfunction. The role is highly collaborative with opportunities for
independent work that contributes new capabilities to long-term efforts in the
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 chemistry/organic chemistry discipline
to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions
regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with
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
Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage
chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as
Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab
procedures or techniques.
- Other duties may also be assigned
The desired candidate should have experience in organic synthesis. A Bachelor
degree in chemistry. Candidates with at least 1 year experience in organic
synthesis and/or a master's degree or equivalent are preferred. Desirable
capabilities include synthesis chemistry, Purification of small molecules;
familiar with NMR, HPLC and chemdraw.
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 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
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
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
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,
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in
this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of
responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.