Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Life Science Technician I (50% FTE)
Job Number: 89999
We are seeking a 50% Life Science Technician (LST) I in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology to help collect, process, and manage human adipose and blood samples from participants undergoing clinical research trials related to obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. The research focus is on adipose tissue and cells and the biology underlying the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes. Mechanisms of interest include hypoxia, inflammation, extracellular matrix remodeling, and adipocyte differentiation/function. Samples include subcutaneous, visceral, and epicardial fat. Specific duties include receiving and processing adipose tissue samples using established protocols, storing and keeping detailed inventory on samples including type or processing (cleaning tissue +- RBC lysis, formalin fixation, collagenase digestion to isolate mature fat cells from stromal-vascular cells, osmium fixation, flash freezing tissue. Cell culture work includes differentiation of preadipocytes, quantifying insulin-mediated glucose uptake, and collection of supernatants from tissue samples for cytokine measurement. The LST will learn new specialized protocols for human adipose tissue during their tenure in the lab.
Additionally, the LST will be responsible for keeping log of all sample storage locations and for retrieval, following safety protocols, making sure equipment is maintained and adherent to laboratory regulations. Other responsibilities include preparing RNA from frozen adipose tissue, checking quality of RNA, and performing rtPCR. Excellent record keeping skills and basic computer skills are required. The desired candidate will be a highly motivated, and independent individual who demonstrates strong initiative, organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail, and good interpersonal skills. Experience with sample management and tracking systems is a plus. Candidates with bioinformatics or big data analyses will have opportunity to work with miRNA, RNAseq, metabolomics, and/or electronic medical record studies related to COVID-19.
This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.
*- 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.
Bachelor's degree an at least one year of full-time laboratory experience.
Experience with sample management and/or data analytics.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
One year's employment experience in laboratory work or a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience/training (e.g., one year of college science).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records.
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand.
Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds
Rarely carry/pull and/or push up to 20 pounds
Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
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.
Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
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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:
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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.
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*- 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.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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