Life Science Research Professional 1 (50% FTE, 1 Year Fixed Term)

Stanford School Of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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The Shapiro lab at the department of Developmental biology at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a motivated Life Science Research Professional 1 at 50% FTE (1 year fixed term) to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects related to the bacterial cell cycle and adaptation. The LSRP 1 will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team and will contribute to all aspects of ongoing research projects. On job training for specific techniques and analyses frameworks will be provided. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to gain research experience and work with cutting edge technologies in microbiology.

Duties include:
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab strains, antibody stocks, manage chemical inventory and safety records including radioactive materials, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

*- Other duties may also be assigned.

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in a Biological Science or STEM field.
  • 6 months -1 year of relevant lab experience in molecular biology techniques, as well as an understanding of the basic principles underlying these techniques. Proficiency with general molecular biology techniques such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, molecular biology techniques, PCR, DNA sequence analysis tools.


Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

  • General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • 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.

*- 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.

  • 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 bases 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,

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Job Code: 4945
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: E
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 91636

Associated topics: bio, biology, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosynthetic, enzyme, genetic, molecular, pathogenesis, pharmaceutical

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