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Proteomics Researcher

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
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Proteomics ResearcherDean of Research, Stanford, California, United StatesResearchOct 19, 2023 Post Date101114 Requisition #
Anchored in the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and the Office of the Dean of Research, the new Knight Initiative in Brain Resilience is a cross-disciplinary scientific endeavor aimed at addressing neurodegeneration, aging and brain resilience. Diseases and associated issues of cognitive decline like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, and related ailments are increasing with our rapidly aging global population. Stanford seeks to advance a new era of brain science focused on accelerating the fundamental understanding of the aging brain, both the biological causes of neurodegeneration and how to increase brain resilience throughout the lifespan. Our community ranges broadly, consisting of esteemed alumni, world class faculty and students, dynamic staff and administrators and include some of the world's most successful leaders in neuroscience. In realizing our mission, our staff are critical to supporting our organization's goals and enabling Stanford faculty and students to accomplish its mission conducting cutting-edge research with the objective of formulating innovative solutions to brain-aging, disease, neurodegeneration, dementia and resilience.

Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:
We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.

We are seeking a highly motivated Life Sciences Research Professional with a focus on proteomics to join our team. The successful candidate will have a strong background in a life science discipline, with experience in conducting experiments, analyzing data, and interpreting results. The research project that this individual will be involved in is focused on brain aging and resilience.
This is a 100% fixed term position for two years, with a possibility of renewal based on programmatic need and funding availability.CORE DUTIES: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.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related scientific field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:General understanding of scientific principles in the field of proteomics. 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.Strong knowledge of proteomics techniques and technologies, such as mass spectrometry, protein separation, and identification methods.
Bachelor's in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or master's degree in a life science discipline, such as biology, biochemistry, or genetics, with a focus on proteomics.Minimum of 1 year of experience in a research lab setting, with a focus on proteomics.Experience with software and databases used in proteomics research, such as Mascot, PEAKS, and Uniprot.Experience in sample preparation techniques, such as protein isolation and purification, and experience in protein quantification techniques.Familiarity with protein structure and function, and experience in protein bioinformatics analysis.

Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).

* - 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 the job.

May be exposed to Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals, confined spaces, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.

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,

The expected pay range for this position is $70,000 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.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more! The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. 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. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4952
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: G
  • Requisition ID: 101114
  • Work Arrangement : On Site

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