This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining
agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and
conditions of employment
Life Science Technician II – Diehn Lab
The Diehn lab 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. Research in the Diehn lab is focused on the development
and application of liquid biopsy methods such as circulating tumor DNA
(ctDNA) analysis. Active projects span multiple tumor types and clinical
contexts. Areas of interest including early detection, minimal residual
disease, and treatment resistance. Our lab is seeking for a full time, 100%
FTE Life Science Technician ll. The candidate will perform skilled techniques
in support of lab's research goals.
Incumbent will process human samples and prepare sequencing libraries for
various projects. Incumbent will run other assays as appropriate in
support of other laboratory members and projects. Incumbent will learn and
perform basic mouse husbandry.
Perform mathematical analysis of data. Incumbent will prepare any relevant
data produced by the incumbent for publication, such as collating data in
tables, documenting the methods and results sections in paper manuscripts
as appropriate, and presenting applicable work in laboratory meetings.
Maintain accurate and detailed records of experiments performed. Incumbent
will keep detailed and organized electronic records of results and data
analyses performed on laboratory computers and servers.
Monitor, order, and store all lab supplies. Help with lab equipment
maintenance, 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.
Read literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures
and related research.
Solid written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated
professionalism in working with colleagues (both internal and external
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two years of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in the
scientific discipline a combination of equivalent education and relevant work
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Work at the Life Science Technician II level requires experience and ability
beyond that required for the Life Science Technician I, including increased
technical skills and problem-solving abilities
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine
manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use
telephone, write by hand.
Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds Rarely carry/pull
and/or push up to 20 pounds
Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
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.
Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may
work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials.
Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing
appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.
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 based 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,
https:// adminguide.stanford.edu and the appropriate collective bargaining
agreement at https: // cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-
Job Code: 5644
Employee Status: Regular
Department URL: https:// cancer.stanford.edu/
Requisition ID: 89935