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Life Science Research Professional 1

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Castro Valley
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Life Science Research Professional 1 - Curtis LabThe Curtis lab is focused on the development and application of innovative experimental and computational approaches to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and earlier detection of cancer. Towards this end, our research aims to in elucidate the evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression, to discover novel therapeutic targets, and to delineate the genotype to phenotype map in cancer. A unifying theme of our research is to exploit 'omic' data derived from clinically annotated samples, as well as novel 3D cell culture systems, coupled with robust computational frameworks in order to advance our understanding of cancer systems biology and the field of precision medicine. The Curtis lab is seeking an Experimental Technician to design and independently perform experiments supporting research projects in the Curtis lab focused on modeling tumor progression and evolution in human organoids. This cutting edge experimental program includes oncogene engineering and barcoding of human 3D (organotypic) tissue culture via lentiviral infection and CRISPR-Cas9 as well as drug treatment studies and next generation sequencing to model tumor progression and evolution. S/he will also be responsible for analyzing and interpreting the results of these data and making appropriate modification to improve the throughput and/or accuracy of the procedure.Duties include:Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results.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 assignedDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Must have basic understanding basic cell culturing techniquesMust have basic understanding basic molecular biology techniquesAbility to perform detailed work with high level of accuracy and attention to detailAbility to follow supervision, departmental and safety standards and processesAbility to work with others effectively as part of a teamStrong organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skillsProficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) or similar softwareEDUCATION & 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, .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 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 InformationSchedule: Full-timeJob Code: 4945Employee Status: RegularPay Grade: ERequisition ID: 92562As 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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