The Weissman Lab at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative
Medicine in the School of Medicine, Stanford University is seeking a Life
Science Research Professional 2 to perform complex functions and activities
involved in independently conducting portions of Hematopoietic Stem Cell
(HSC) and Neural Stem Cell (NSC) research projects. This involves the
management of single-cell RNA sequencing and in vitro tissue culture to
optimize protocols, which are instrumental in completing these projects.
Independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). Make
recommendations on experimental design and/or research direction to
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
Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures
and related research; apply to ongoing research and development of new
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
- Other duties may also be assigned.
Experience with nucleic acid isolation and purification, PCR, RT-PCR and
Experience w/ agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting,
molecular cloning, cell/tissue culture, cell-transfection, retro- and/or
lenti-viral transduction, expression and purification of proteins from
bacterial or mammalian cells, gel filtration and ion-exchange
Familiarity with flow cytometry, tissue sectioning using cryostat and/or
microtome, antibody staining of cells or tissue sections.
Experience with imaging using microscopy and RNA in situ hybridization.
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.
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,
Life Science Research Professional 2 – Mackall Lab
Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to
translational projects, and independently conduct a portion of the research
The Mackall laboratory works on enhancing...