Life Science Rsch Prof 2

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2 to assist in developing and deploying a pooled cell engineering platform using single-cell genomics and high-throughput gene delivery. This position will support a portfolio project within Stanford Medicine Catalyst. Stanford Medicine Catalyst is a joint strategic effort between Stanford's School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children's Health, and serves as Stanford Medicine's flagship innovation program to support inventors across the Stanford community in developing and accelerating their most promising innovations for transformative health. The duties for this role include the following:
  • Collaborate with highly motivated researchers on the cutting edge of single-cell biology and cell engineering to develop a therapeutic screening platform.
  • Work together with team members in the construction and sequencing of single-cell transcriptomic and epigenetic libraries.
  • Conduct lab experiments involving isolation and culture of immune cells from primary human blood products.
  • Transform and grow bacterial stocks for the purpose of isolating recombinant plasmid DNA.
  • Conduct complex lab experiments to gather data for a portion of an innovative and novel combinatorial screening project.
  • 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.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in 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.

· 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.

· Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.

· 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.

The expected pay range for this position is $68,000 to $85,000 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.

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit

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