Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments.
Our laboratory seeks to maximize the diagnostic data potential from minimally invasive or non-invasive sampling for disease diagnostics. We study the fundamental characteristics of and create quantitative models for cell-free nucleic acids (DNA) as a data-rich marker for medical diagnostics. We also have a tradition of engineering the necessary tools to digitize biological data from nucleic acids into digital data for eventual medical interpretation. For patients, this will eventually mean obtaining critical medical information the need for immediate surgeries or highly invasive procedures.
We are seeking a motivated Life Science Research Professional 1 to help support research in the minimally invasive testing field. Opportunities for independent work that can lead to a publication are available and encouraged. Skills learned can prepare the researcher for a future in graduate or professional school, or as a research in the growing multibillion dollar industry of cell free DNA diagnostics. Funding is provided by NIH, Burroughs Wellcome, and the Department of Pathology. The desired candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, independent, patient, punctual, and conscientious, with excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, duties include participation in research projects, clinical study design and execution, assay development, NGS library preparation, data collection, and assistance with data analysis and manuscripts. There will be ample opportunities for publication. Our previous LSRP was on 5 papers in under a year.
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. Perform informatic and statistical analysis on next generation sequencing and other molecular big data.
Apply the theories and methods of a life science or quantitative discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
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 proposals.
Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
Help with specimen procurement for clinical studies.
Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.
Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, bioengineering, biology/genetics, computational biology, physics, chemistry or a related area;
Knowledge and experience in the following fields: bioinformatics in relation to genomics or at least programming experience, molecular biology, biochemistry.
Self-motivated, good communications and the ability to perform as part of a team.
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.
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, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
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 controls.
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.
May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
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.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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