Life Science Technician II

Stanford University

United States

February 10, 2022


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.

Stanford University is one of the world's most renowned universities. Sitting in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area among the valley's most progressive companies, the School of Medicine is seeking candidates to fulfill a highly influential role in Faculty Affairs Division in the Pathology Department.

You will be working with an unparalleled leading-edge community of faculty and staff that are fundamentally changing the world of health care. You will have the opportunity to influence and drive change with your innovative ideas, the ability to make a difference and participate in human advancements. Our culture is fast-paced, energetic, and growing all of the time.

The Department of Pathology is a founding department of the Stanford School of Medicine and one of the leading departments in the United States. Our preeminent faculty spans from emerging leaders to highly accomplished physicians and scientists, including a Nobel laureate and members of the National Academy. Our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and basic understanding of the human disease. This is done through discovery (research), education, and clinical care.

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https: // policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

The Department of Pathology, Bendall Laboratory, seeks a Life Science Technician II (LSTII) to assist with research projects in neuroscience and molecular medicine. The LST II will be conduction routine tasks in histology and molecular biology including tissue sectioning, antibody conjugations, protein-immunoblots, reagent preparation and aliquots, immunohistochemistry and mass- spec-based imaging techniques. The LST II will also assist other teammates in the laboratory housekeeping and general inventory maintenance as needed.

Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease of the CNS/PNS. We accomplish this through our clinical services, research, and training the future leaders in pathology and related fields. A major focus of clinical research in the Department continues to be the correlation of patient outcome and treatment response with the surgical pathologic diagnosis of human neurodegeneration. Everything we do is to provide the highest quality of pathology diagnostic services to the patients for whom we passionately care.

For more information about the department visit https://

Approximately one year of previous laboratory experience in molecular and cellular biology is required. Basic technical writing beneficial but not required.

Must be capable of and willing to pay strict attention to detail, including following written and oral instructions. Familiarity with the following experimental techniques preferred:

Experience in basic laboratory techniques

  • Western Blot

  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

  • Tissue Sectioning

  • Cell Culture Skills

  • Flow cytometry (FACS) and/or Mass cytometry (CyTOF)


    Two years of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in the scientific discipline a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience.


  • Must be detail-oriented and able to keep accurate records of experiments. General understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn. 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.
  • 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.

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