The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Life Science Technician 1 to participate in projects aiming to dissect the function of non-coding cis-regulatory elements in the retina. The lab focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie retinal diseases, e.g. diabetic retinopathy, and retinal development.
Very simple animal dissection such as removing a readily accessible organ, preparation before and assistance during surgery, administration of medication and post-surgery care.
Histological procedures involving fixation of tissue and staining specimens with stains that do not require microscopic control in proceeding from step to step
Maintenance and transfer of established cell lines where the culture conditions are well defined
Biochemical assays (often colorimetric or spectrophotometric) of compounds or enzymatic activity using well-established procedures where the determination of any settings or adjustments is provided to the technician
Molecular biology assays (polymerase chain reaction, sequencing reactions) where the protocol is well established
Operation of instruments (e.g., spectrophotometer, fraction collector, scintillation counter, PCR machines, light microscope, cell counter) where the settings are simple or prescribed; techniques such as centrifugation (not involving density gradients) or limited black and white photography
Isolation, purification and maintenance of bacteria and basic manipulation of bacterial plasmids using well-established protocols; determination of the concentration of cells
Complete and accurate documentation of the work performed.
The minimum requirements for a Life Science Technician I level is generally associated with approximately one year's employment experience in laboratory work or equivalent training (e.g.: one year of college science). Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records. The Life Science Technician will be working closely with Principal Investigator, Dr. Sui Wang, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. For more information, please find us at http://med.stanford.edu/ophthalmology.html
Location: School of Medicine Schedule: Full-time 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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