Life Science Research Professional 1
The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) 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 seek a LSRP1 to help us
enact our mission to reduce cancer mortality through comprehensive programs of
cancer research, treatment, education and outreach. Given the SCI's mission,
breadth, and depth, it employs over 325 staff members in a fast-paced, team-
oriented, and forward-thinking environment with tremendous opportunities for
personal and professional growth. You will be working with an unparalleled
leading edge community of faculty and staff who are fundamentally changing the
world of health care in the cancer arena.
Reporting to a Senior Research Scientist, the LSRP1 will be conversant in the
goals, mission and priorities of the Institute. We are seeking candidates with
excellent organizational and communication skills. Our staff run toward
challenges, and you will have a demonstrated history of doing the same with a
high degree of professionalism, initiative and flexibility.
Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or
field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic
analyses of results.
Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new
procedures and related research.
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in
collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals.
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
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
Help orient and train new staff or students
- Other duties may also be assigned
Desired candidate should have experience in sterile technique and cell
culture, basic molecular biology techniques including cloning. He/she should
have experience in T cell transduction, production of viral supernatants,
ELISA, and multicolor flow cytometry. Experience in handling mice for in vivo
experimentation and processing murine samples is highly desired. A bachelor's
degree in cell biology or molecular biology is preferred.
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.