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Life Science Research Professional 1 (2 year fixed term)

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

2 Year Fixed Term Position

The potential of lung stem cells to transform regenerative medicine has not yet been fully realized, because it is currently challenging to efficiently generate and isolate lung stem cells for cell therapies. To help address this challenge, the Loh Laboratory (https://loh.stanford.edu/) in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. The laboratory exploits knowledge of developmental biology, cell biology and genomics to achieve lung tissue regeneration and repair, as reported in their recent manuscript (Nichane et al, Nature Methods 2017).

The Life Science Research Professional 1 will help to lead efforts to generate in-house lung stem cell/progenitors by isolation of embryonic lung cells. The Life Science Research Professional 1 will then characterize and transplant these in-house lung stem cells in adult mice and analyze their potential of differentiation by various genomic, histological and molecular technique such as quantitative PCR, immunostaining, flow-cytometry, RNA-Seq and confocal imaging.

Duties include:

  • 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.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.
    *- Other duties may also be assigned

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Ideally, the Research Professional should have at least some experience with culturing mammalian cell lines, animal work, histology and confocal imaging. The Research Professional's day-to-day experiments will largely revolve around the culture of lung stem cells, cell transplant, tissue collection, histological analyses and confocal imaging. Experience handling, and conducting research with mice would be preferred.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

    Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
    • 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.
      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
      • 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.

        WORKING CONDITIONS:
        • 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.
          WORK STANDARDS:
          • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
            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 https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

            Additional Information
            • Schedule: Full-time
            • Job Code: 4945
            • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
            • Pay Grade: E
            • Requisition ID: 92521 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 https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Redwood City , Life Science Research Professional 1 (2 year fixed term), Other , Redwood City, California

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