Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 4 to perform functions and activities involved in managing major portions of complex research projects and original scientific contributions.
Lead multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
Perform complex (lab and/or field) experiments, and maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes; analyze and interpret research data resulting from original procedures and methods; oversee critical analyses of data from entire project.
Design research approaches for the entire project, including background research, experimental design and execution, problem-solving, and writing up for publication.
Develop new protocols; test and evaluate a variety of approaches.
Participate in creating new research proposals, and prepare for submission for funding and grants.
Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
Prepare periodic progress reports or written reports on all phases of the research project.
Contribute original ideas of major methodologies significance which alter the course of the investigation, or develop innovative solution(s) to complex research problems.
Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; proceed without consultation with principal investigator to implement new techniques into research project.
Co-author publications; may present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
Supervise other staff, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on complex techniques and direction on projects.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and six years of related experience, or advanced degree and four years of related experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Extensive understanding of scientific principles.
Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
General computer skills, experience with databases and scientific applications, and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
Ability to work under deadlines is essential.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Strong project management and leadership skills.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
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.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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