The Stanford Functional Genomics Facility (SFGF), a Service Center in the School of Medicine, is seeking a Life Science Research Assistant (LSRP).
This position will provide support and expertise for genomic based assays offered by the Stanford Functional Genomics Facility. The LSRP will perform complex experiments to measure genomic analysis in biological samples for researchers using the service center. The employee will assume a high level of responsibility in formulating the general study plan, carrying out experiments that involve complex logistic and laboratory procedures, making recommendations on technical improvements and data analysis methods, performing data analysis and interpretation that require a high level of analytic skill and original thinking, preparing progress reports, and acting as the liaison to technical support at companies, collaborators, and other groups or facilities on campus on issues related to the technical aspects of the facility research projects. The LSRP will keep up to date with the scientific literature pertaining to his/her job functions. LSRP must be able to work independently, communicate effectively, keep meticulous records, and apply sound judgment and problem solving skills to troubleshoot experimental procedures. LSRP must comply with Stanford University and governmental Health and Safety regulations.
Its desired that the LSRP must have in-depth knowledge and experience with molecular biology and laboratory techniques, equipment and protocols, such as PCR, and high-throughput sequencing that are applicable in the genetics and genomics fields and have knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, and related fields. Knowledge of data analysis and computer systems is desired.
A bachelors degree such in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field is desired. Advanced degree preferred. Three or more years of relevant laboratory experience is highly desirable. General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs. In addition, exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to use sound judgment and problem solving skills, meticulous record keeping, and the ability to work independently and under stressful and strict time deadlines is essential.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
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.
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. * - 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.
May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens. 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 and business needs.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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