We are looking for a highly motivated individual and self-starter with some prior experience in sterile cell culture work to join our diverse team. We are passionate about understanding the underlying mechanisms of brain diseases where tissue overgrowth, misplacement, and aberrant differentiation play an important role, including brain tumors and some forms of epilepsy.
Come work with us! This is your moment to make a difference with your Bachelor’s Degree!
Stanford University is seeking Life Science Research Professionals to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments.
- 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.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in related scientific field.
- Lab Experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- General understanding of scientific principles.
- 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.
- 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 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.
The mechanisms by which neuro-glia stem cells define the fate of their progeny are poorly understood. The Petritsch lab’s findings that asymmetric divisions generate functional glial cells in the brain while maintaining the neuro-glia stem cell pool open new avenues for research into mechanisms of cell fate determination. As a lab scientist in my team, you’ll be planning and conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments using mouse and human brain cells geared at developing new therapies for patients with brain tumors. You’ll participate in acquiring fresh operative tissue from craniotomies and navigating, processing tissue, and maintaining an inventory of surgical samples.
After an initial training period, you’ll perform studies with clear objectives and with minimal guidance, coordinate several projects, use your own judgment to set priorities and change priorities, find the appropriate approach to work by studying the literature and engaging experienced colleagues. This position is suitable for students who’d like to go to medical or graduate school but also for those interested in entering the biotech and pharma industry.
Requirements are a BSc or MSc, basic lab skills, including aseptic cell culturing, basic molecular biology skills, availability to work full time, 2-3 years commitment, excellent writing and organisation skills,