Lab Manager/Life Science Research Professional 2

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Closing date
Oct 5, 2023

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
The Hartnett Lab in the Department of Ophthalmology has an exciting opportunity for a Lab Manager/Life Science Research Professional II to join this world-class research program in a growing department. Dr. Hartnett is the Michael F. Marmor, M.D. Professor of Retinal Science and Disease , and has recently moved to Stanford from the University of Utah. The ideal applicant should be self-motivated, flexible, a strong communicator, and have good record keeping and time management skills, as well as the ability to assist in grant preparation. The position is exempt, requiring the ability to work independently and exhibit strong professional judgment and conduct. Duties will involve a blend of research work to help support the scientists in the laboratory, and supervision of lab staff and oversight of daily operations. Hands-on experience and troubleshooting for techniques include: western blot, immunoprecipitation, immunolabeling of cells and sections from eyes, image analysis, PCR and real-time PCR, maxipreps for viruses, and preference for oxygen-induced retinopathy models in rodents.

Some of the administrative and leadership requirements include: maintenance and preparation of certifications for Bioraft, chemical tracking unit, lab inspections every 3 months, IACUC (animal protocol amendments), Biohazard and laser credentialing, onboarding and continuing supervision of new lab members and assuring their certifications with blood borne pathogens, laser safety, chemical, and MyLearningOnline teaching. Organization of the laboratory and assuring timely compliance with certifications will be vital duties in this role.

Preferences will be given to individuals with experience and or interest in electrophysiology and electroretinography (ERG) and ophthalmic equipment technical support for animal model studies.

Duties include:

· Independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). Make recommendations on experimental design and/or research direction to principal investigator.

· Independently conduct complex (lab and/or field) experiments to gather data for a portion of a major research project.

· Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist, and make modifications to existing procedures and protocols.

· Develop new research protocols where appropriate protocols are not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation of standard procedures and protocols is required.

· Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.

· Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; apply to ongoing research and development of new protocols.

· Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section, and to publication of findings. Present ongoing work to colleagues and/or academic conferences.

· Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of principal investigator or business manager.

· Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.

· Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and direction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work. Serve as a technical resource for other research staff.

· Oversee the daily activities of the laboratory including lab maintenance; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

The expected pay range for this position is $67,000 to $88,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.


· Biologist with experience in rodent disease models and molecular biology and cloning.

· Experience with data management, especially use of FigShare

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related scientific field.


· Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.

· General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.

· Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.

· Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.

· Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.

· 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.

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