Basic Life Science Research Associate (2 Year Fixed Term)-70133
Our research laboratory is seeking an exceptional, energetic and collaborative full time Basic Life Science Research Associate with strong expertise in molecular biology and protein biochemistry. This position is intended to coordinate, and execute our laboratories efforts in identifying binding partners of human cell surface receptors using genetic (CRISPR/Cas9 libraries) and proteomic methods, and carrying out various signaling assays. The person would be responsible for executing experiments at the bench involving the production of recombinant proteins, and creation of various cell lines and libraries to screen these proteins. The work will require working within a team, interfacing with students and collaborators, and participating in the functional characterization of these ligands. The methods utilized would encompass protein expression and biochemistry, molecular biology, combinatorial biology, cell culture, and potentially bioinformatic analysis of acquired data, database searches, and functional testing and validation of hits. Since it is unlikely that any given individual will possess all of these skills, we are willing to consider individuals who have experience with a limited number of these techniques. We are willing to train interested individuals in new methods providing they possess the requisite initiative and independence to learn. This position will offer the opportunity to be involved with many collaborations, both here at Stanford as well as worldwide, work with students and post-docs, and the position will offer a great deal of autonomy. All experience levels will be considered, although we prefer to hire at the level of at least a senior post-doc or staff position.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and academic staff. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the Universitys research, teaching, and clinical missions.
A Ph.D. or M.D. degree with at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience required. A strong background in protein biochemistry, molecular biology and possibly combinatorial biology is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be technically rigorous and highly organized, and have a track record of excellence, innovation and productivity in research. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills are imperative. The successful candidate must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers, and will have additional roles in the training of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
This is a fixed term appointment. NTE 2 years, renewable, at 100% FTE.
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Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.