Life Science Research Professional 1

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/17/2016

Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Life Science Research Professional 1

Job Number: 72129

Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 in the Division of Radiation Therapy, Department of Radiation Oncology to collect and process blood samples for clinical research for the division and to maintain an accurate database of all collected/processed blood samples. The LSRP 1 will also perform wet lab experiments under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator. The LSRP 1 will report to the principal investigator and division manager.

Duties include:

Prepare and process (i.e. centrifuge, aliquot, extract DNA, cells) as well as ship/store specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements

Maintain accurate database (i.e. location of storage, sample size, etc) of all sample collection processing and storage.

Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results.

Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.

Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals.

Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.

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.

Help orient and train new staff or students.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Experience in laboratory maintenance

Ability to work well in a clinical and fast-paced environment

Ability to work well with team, and also independently manage projects and responsibilities

Flexibility with lab duties

Ability to work flexible hours


Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences (or a related scientific field) and 2 years of relevant work experience


Experience working with blood and tissue samples

PHI compliant

Adherence to blood processing and storage protocols

Ability to learn, understand and follow strict protocol for managing data

Exceptional organizational and record-keeping skills (i.e. entering data in a precise and timely manner); keen attention to detail

Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

Ability to use good judgment and discretion.

Skilled at time management and prioritizing given tasks

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

General understanding of scientific principles.

General knowledge of medical terminology

General computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel) and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.




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 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,

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.