Life Science Research Professional 1 (One-Year Fixed Term) - 71478
The Department of Genetics at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to study the genetic, epigenetic, and proteostasis mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases (http://web.stanford.edu/group/brunet/). This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated and professional individual to participate in cutting-edge research at Stanford. Primary responsibilities are to design and conduct experiments to analyze aging and longevity in a short-lived fish model that is emerging as a transformative model for aging research, the African turquoise killifish. Other responsibilities will include overseeing and maintaining the fish colony. This is a one-year fixed term position.
Design and conduct experiments for specific research projects on aging in the lab. Interpret and perform analyses of results.
Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate and post-doctoral fellows.
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
Contribute to publication of findings. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including figures for paper and protocols, including the African killifish protocol..
Help with lab maintenance as it pertains to the African killifish colony and provide general lab support as needed.
Excellent communication skills is highly desired
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working in a molecular biology laboratory setting.
Experience with a fish model system (e.g. zebrafish, others).
Experience with dissections and/or microinjection.
Masters degree in related scientific field (e.g. molecular or cell biology, biochemistry, etc.).
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
General understanding of scientific principles.
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.
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.
Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
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.
Will 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.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements.
Location: School of Medicine
Job Code: 4951