Life Science Research Professional 1, 1 Year Fixed Term - 66615
Description 1 Year Fixed Term
Stanford University seeks a Life Science Research Professional 1 to join an interdisciplinary and innovative lab studying the genetic and epigenetic basis of aging and age-related diseases ( http://stanford.edu/group/brunet ). This is an opportunity for a motivated, reliable candidate to support and carry out cutting-edge research in the lab. In this position you will be a key member of a team of geneticists seeking to understand the molecular basis of aging using a nematode (C. elegans) model system. Your primary responsibility will be to design, perform, and analyze experiments to study aging, to develop the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 technology in the lab and to support other team members by organizing and maintaining worm stocks.
- Plan and perform experiments to study aging and longevity in support of research project. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results and maintain detailed records of experimental results.
- Generate transgenic and CRISPR/cas9 genome edited nematodes via microinjection.
- Contribute to publication of findings by participating in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations and proposals.
- Offer suggestions and modifications to improve protocols and lab practices.
- Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
- 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 orient and train new staff or students.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
- Experience in nematode model system (e.g. C. elegans).
- Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, cloning).
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
- Strong analytical and communication skills.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
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.
- Experience with microinjection is highly desirable.
- 1-2 years experience working in a genetics and/or molecular biology lab preferred.
- Experience with fluorescence microscopy is desirable.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
* - 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.
- 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 correctable 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.
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL)
- 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.
Location: School of Medicine
Job Code: 4951