Research Associate, COVID Outpatient Clinical Trials Research Unit
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POST DATE 7/25/2020
END DATE 8/27/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONWe are seeking a highly motivated research technician to join our team. In this role, you, the Research Associate, Clinical Trials, will play a critical role in advancing clinical and translational research projects at Stanford through the COVID Outpatient Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) and Stanford ChEM-H. The goal of the COVID Outpatient CTRU is to accelerate the translation of treatments for COVID-19 by centralizing clinical trial resources and enabling hypothesis driven experimental research of an infectious disease in an outpatient setting.
In this position you:
Will be responsible for executing laboratory procedures according to standard operating protocols for the clinical trials and experiments as assigned.
Should have training in wet lab techniques and strong organizational skills.
Are a self-starter, comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of a dynamic team in a start-up-like environment within the University.
Will be working closely with clinical trials staff, clinical laboratory staff, physicians, and scientists.
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.
*Please note this position may require the following:
Work in close proximity to blood borne pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.
Work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
Work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
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.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related scientific or healthcare field and two years of relevant work experience OR
Master's degree in a related scientific or healthcare 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.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Knowledge and experience with biomedical research, clinical trials, and/or infectious diseases
Experience with human biospecimens
Experience with laboratory information management systems (LIMS), such as Open Specimen
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid driver's license
* - 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.
What is Stanford ChEM-H?
Stanford ChEM-H is a new interdisciplinary institute focused on connecting Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health. The institute was founded as a joint venture of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The proximity of world-class biologists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians at Stanford presents a unique opportunity to study human biology at a molecular level, to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking products and services that promote healthy living, and to educate a new cadre of physician-scientist-engineers who will lead a rapidly evolving industry.
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.
How to Apply
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Job Code: 4952
Employee Status: Regular
Requisition ID: 86938
Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1965161
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.