Life Science Professional 1
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: May 15, 2022
The translational heart failure research laboratory of Yasuhiro
Shudo, MD/Ph.D., in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at
Stanford University, is looking to hire a motivated life science
research professional 1 (LSRP1) to perform basic functions and
activities involved in defined research projects, and independently
conduct and analyze experiments. The Shudo laboratory investigates
the development of novel tissue engineering strategies to treat
heart failure and improve cardiac revascularization that can be
successfully translated to the clinical arena.
As a part of a unique interdisciplinary and collaborative research
lab, an LSRP1 in Dr. Shudo's laboratory will work on multiple
projects and gain extensive experience with various wet-lab
techniques and small and large animal experiments. The LSRP1 is
expected to lead and design experiments to tackle critical
questions and challenges in the cardiovascular field. The LSRP1
will work independently under general guidance from Dr. Shudo and
other senior scientists and have the ability to recognize
irregularities in experimental results and modify experiments as
needed. The LSRP1 will be in direct contact with the principal
investigator for experimental design and troubleshooting, but
experiments will be scheduled and performed by the LSRP1
independently. The primary responsibilities include: culturing and
maintaining primary and stem cell lines, performing basic science
techniques related to histology and molecular assays such as
RT-qPCR, western blot, and flow cytometry; imaging studies such as
echocardiogram, confocal microscopy, and atomic force microscopy;
and assisting in small and large animal cardiac surgery and
The position is ideal for the initiative, enthusiastic, and
creative individuals who desire a leadership role in a biomedical
research lab and translational research experience. Candidates with
extensive experience on the following techniques are preferred:
molecular and cell biology techniques, primary cell culture,
microscopy, immunostaining, animal experiments, statistical
analyses, and tissue engineering.
However, we welcome candidates with a growth mindset, interest in
various cardiovascular research questions related to molecular
underpinnings of heart disease, and a willingness to take on
challenging learning opportunities. A high level of initiative and
motivation, ability to work independently and as a part of a team,
and excellent communication, organization, and time management
skills are required.
We are looking for a minimum 2-year commitment.
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4945
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: E
- Department URL:
- Requisition ID: 93326 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
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