This recruitment for a full time (100%) position is to complete our growing team.
Stanford ChEM-H is an interdisciplinary institute focused on connecting Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health. The institute was founded as a joint venture of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The proximity of world-class biologists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians at Stanford presents a unique opportunity to study human biology at a molecular level, to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking discoveries that advance our understanding of and ability to improve human health. Stanford ChEM-H has partnered with Stanford Medicine to launch a bold new translational research initiative - Stanford's Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA). IMA aims to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries at Stanford University into new therapeutics that impact human health while improving our understanding of human biology.
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We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.
We are looking for a highly motivated Research Scientist in Protein Engineering for the Stanford ChEM-H Therapeutic Knowledge Center. Our laboratory focuses on the translation of scientific discoveries into therapeutic drug candidates. In this role, we provide knowhow and technology for the generation and development of protein therapeutics. Thereby we cover molecular biology, protein production and purification, protein characterization, and high-throughput protein optimization using directed evolution techniques.
Your work will contribute to several projects that are focused on developing novel protein prototypes for a variety of therapeutic applications. Are interested in performing drug discovery research and are able to independently conduct experiments and analyze results? Then help us to forge a new generation of custom-made protein tools and therapeutics!
Support research programs related to discovery and development of protein therapeutics with expertise in molecular biology, directed evolution, protein production, and biophysical characterization thereof.
Collaborate with other scientists and support them in the development of protein assays.
Carry out all activities, including troubleshooting and resolving problems related to protein engineering and drug discovery.
Prepare periodic progress reports and written final reports.
Participate in the planning, design, and implementation of drug discovery initiatives. Work toward project objective under minimal supervision of the principal investigator or supervisor.
Oversee a laboratory space and supervise the work of other technicians or staff associated with the group.
Perform regular literature review to remain current with new procedures and technologies regarding protein engineering. Implement your findings into your laboratory processes.
Communicate and enforce compliance with health and safety policies and procedures.
Formally supervise and train other technicians or staff associated with the group on new instrumentation and instruct on assays and laboratory techniques.
Education & Experience:
Bachelors' degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, immunology, molecular biology, or related field, or five years of equivalent work experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Desired Education & Experience:
Bachelors' degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, immunology, molecular biology, or related field, and a minimum of five years of work experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
Basic understanding of protein chemistry, molecular biology and protein engineering.
Demonstrated laboratory skills in molecular biology, protein purification and characterization.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Ability to independently setup, oversee and manage instrumentation and laboratory equipment.
Basic experience in project management.
excellent team working skillss demonstarted in collaboration with senior scientists and scientific staff.
Experience in reviewing research proposals, evaluating laboratory capabilities, and making scientific recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to establish, communicate, and enforce compliance with health and safety policies and procedures.
Experience overseeing a laboratory space or unit and supervising the work of technicians and other staff associated with the group.
Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and train a diverse work staff.
Ability to work under deadlines according to general guidelines.
Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - 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 the job.
May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights >10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
May require travel.
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.
Why Stanford is for You
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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.
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.
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