Life Science Research Professional 1 - 72454
Description Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers
A laboratory in the Genetics Department at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 with expertise in next generation sequencing technology. The LSRP 1 will generate next generation sequencing libraries from genomic DNA and RNA samples or human blood and tissue samples. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1) Optimize protocols for Illumina, and other NGS sequencing platforms.
2) Participate in evaluation of new emerging Genomics technologies.
3) Work with bioinformatics colleagues to analyze data and assess data quality.
4) Interact with vendors, academic labs and other partners.
Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic 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 post-doctoral individuals.
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.
Quickly learn and master computer programs related to the analysis of large-scale next-generation sequencing DNA or RNA seq data.
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 also be assigned
Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, or related scientific degree is preferred
Good working knowledge of molecular biology and proven ability to perform experiments using molecular biology techniques, including experience working with human blood sample and PBMC culture, DNA/RNA isolation, proficiency with Illuminas next generation sequencing library preparation, qPCR, cloning, and primary cell line culture
Familiarity with Illumina sequencing technology
Familiarity with Excel
Excellent organizational skills
Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), and close attention to detail
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, 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.
Add or subtract physical requirements based on the requirements of your specific job. (remove this statement for posting)
*- 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.
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.
Location: School of Medicine
Job Code: 4951