Life Science Research Professional 2
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: January 9, 2022
The Department of Genetics at Stanford University is seeking a
Life Science Research Professional 2 to join the Stanford Metabolic
Health Center (MHC). With this initiative, we aim to transform
healthcare by generating and leveraging deep molecular profiling
for early detection of diseases, drug response monitoring and
understanding undiagnosed diseases in kids and newborns. One goal
of this work is to detect metabolic abnormalities early to initiate
precise management so that the child can be saved from lifelong
complications. We are a multi-disciplinary group and world leaders
in multi-omics research applied to the field of precision
As a member of the MHC multi-disciplinary scientific team, you will
collaboratively design and conduct LC-MS experiments (automated
sample preparation, data analysis) using the latest mass
spectrometry instrumentation and perform biological interpretation
of the results using a combination of the latest computational
approaches. You will also lead method development and optimization
efforts to improve our workflows. Your expertise will provide a
significant contribution to the scientific and technological
direction of the Center. You will work within a highly
interdisciplinary team uniting biomedical investigators, analytical
chemists, biologists and bioinformaticians and participate in
highly collaborative, cutting-edge research at the forefront of
- Work with a multidisciplinary team of biomedical investigators,
analytical chemists, biologists and bioinformaticians and conduct
metabolomics and lipidomics research for the Stanford Metabolic
Health Center as well as various internal and external
- Work independently, and collaboratively with scientists, to
perform a wide range of routine and specialized LC-MS
- Develop and optimize metabolomics and lipidomics methods
including automated sample preparation protocols as well as LC-MS
- Operate, maintain and troubleshoot basic laboratory
instrumentation, liquid handling automation and LC-MS
- Perform processing, statistical analysis and interpretation of
high content datasets.
- Communicate recent experimental results and areas for
optimization to an internal multidisciplinary team.
- Document results of analyses and investigations in a
reproducible manner and communicate insights to internal team.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.
- Master's degree and 1+ years of academic or industrial
experience or bachelor's degree with 3+ years of academic or
industrial experience in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry,
Biology, or related scientific field
- Experience with operation, maintenance and troubleshoot of
- Experience in biological sample preparation for bioanalysis and
- Strong understanding of the biology of cellular metabolism
and/or lipid biochemistry
- Strong scientific skills: hypothesis generation, experiment
planning and data analysis
- Exceptional attention to details with a focus on generating the
highest quality data
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills
- Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate experiments
with co-workers is essential.
- Experience with metabolomics and/or lipidomics method
development and optimization using high resolution and triple quad
- Experience analyzing complex biological samples via mass
- Ability to code for data analysis in Python or R
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of
relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- 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
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is
- 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.
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):
- 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4952
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: G
- Department URL: http://genetics.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 90349 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
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