Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 3 to perform complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a major portion of the research project(s).
About the position:
Join the cutting-edge laboratory of Dr. Le Cong, a hub of innovation at the intersection of Gene-editing, Single-cell Genomics, and Machine Learning. As part of Stanford University's Department of Pathology, Department of Genetics, Wu-Tsai Neuroscience Institute, and Stanford Bio-X Institute, we're inviting applications for the role of Life Science Research Professional 3. This position is not just a lab management role; it's a gateway to being at the forefront of pioneering research that blends engineering technology with biology to revolutionize therapeutic approaches in cancer immunology and neuro-immunology.
The successful candidates will work directly with the principal investigator, Dr. Le Cong, to gain valuable bench and management expertise. Key Responsibilities include: (1) Lab Management: Oversee day-to-day operations, ensuring smooth functioning and adherence to university guidelines and protocols. (2) Research Projects: Engage in groundbreaking research projects, utilizing advanced techniques in gene-editing, genomics, and computational analysis. (3) Collaborative Efforts: Work closely with a team of exceptional trainees and collaborators, contributing to understanding and engineering the human genome and immune system.
What We Offer: (1) Professional Growth: Co-author influential publications, gain hands-on bench experience, and develop management skills in a high-impact environment. (2) Skill Development: further your training in high-throughput genomics, in vivo gene delivery, and data analysis. (3) Impactful Work: Be part of research that bridges gene-editing, single-cell genomics, and cancer/neuro-immunology, inventing novel immunotherapy for cancer and revealing the hidden mechanisms of how immune system protects our brain. (4) Dynamic Environment: Engage with a community of world-class faculty and staff dedicated to transforming health care. (5) Bridging Research and Real-World Inventions: closely working with clinicians and industry partners, our commitment goes beyond publishing our findings. Our group has a notable track record of intellectual property creation, with several patents successfully licensed for translational development. This unique aspect of our work not only advances scientific knowledge but also ensures our research makes a meaningful difference in the real world.
Recent contributions by our group include:
- Novel CRISPR and non-CRISPR tools for large gene insertion and epigenetic editing (Molecular Cell 2022, Nature Cell Biology 2022, Nucleic Acid Research 2021) -Single-cell genomics, CRISPR screening, (Cell Reports Methods 2023, ICML 2020, Cell 2017) -Stem cell biology and cancer immunology (Trends in Genetics 2021, Cancer Discovery 2020)We welcome passionate individuals at any career stage who are eager to make a significant impact. To discover more, please check our group's website (www.conglab.com and https://profiles.stanford.edu/186687). In addition to submitting your application, it is strongly encouraged that interested candidates please email CV and/or cover letter to Prof. Le Cong ([email protected]).Duties include:
Design research approaches for a major portion of research project(s), including background research, experimental design and execution, problem-solving, and writing up for publication.
Develop new protocols; test and evaluate a variety of approaches.
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.
Assist with new research proposals and applications for funding and grants.
Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
Prepare periodic progress reports or written reports on all phases of the research project.
Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section. May be a co-author on publications. Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; propose new research directions based on new advances discussed in literature.
Oversee supply and equipment budget under minimal supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
Formally supervise and train new staff or students as needed, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
Experience with and ability to learn new experimental, computational, and statistical skills.
Experience with basic rodent handling and animal husbandry.
Take initiative to recognize and fill areas in the lab that need improvement.
Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology, gene-editing, and next generation sequencing.
Ability to communicate effectively with people of all technical and scientific backgrounds.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Education & Experience (Required):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and four years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related scientific field and two years relevant experience; or PhD in related science field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):
Comprehensive 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 with general guidance is essential.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Developing project management skills.
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.
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.
* - 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.
The expected pay range for this position is $81,000 to $106,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.
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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