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Life Science Technician 2 at Stanford University

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Type: Full Time
Location: STANFORD, California

Job Description:

Life Science Technician 2

Stanford University

Job Number: 86277

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.

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:

Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

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.

Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

About Wu Tsai

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is dedicated to understanding how the brain gives rise to mental life and behavior, both in health and in disease. Our research community draws from and informs multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, medicine, engineering, psychology, education and law. The discoveries that arise from these collaborations will transform our understanding of the human brain, provide novel treatments for brain disorders, and promote brain health throughout the lifespan.

Job Summary

The Gene Vector and Virus Core (GVVC) lab is seeking a Life Science Technician to join our team to help on the production and purification of virus for neuroscience research.

You will perform and support lab experiments working under staff supervision to support various research projects. Your work will focus primarily on providing bacterial molecular biology support, mammalian tissue culture, and virus purification using ultracentrifugation techniques.

This work will contribute to several projects ongoing in the lab that are essential to provide services to Stanford users as well as our external community of neurobiologists.

Are you capable, interested in performing essential functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and able to semi-independently conduct some of these experiments? Then join us to forge a new community of talented staff to help and support our community.

Essential Job Functions

In this role, you will:

Perform molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques to generate virus-based reagents for neuroscience-related experimental applications under direct instruction from supervisor/staff.

Contribute to projects for the purpose of producing and purifying new viral vectors under direct supervision.

Employ basic molecular techniques and bacterial related work using aseptic techniques provided by supervisor.

Must keep an accurate laboratory notebook for all studies and perform basic mathematical analysis.

Assist with media preparation and other lab solutions/chemicals as well as monitor, order and store lab supplies

May also be required to highlight and/or recommend changes in protocols to prevent reoccurrence of problems.

"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.

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.

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.


To be successful in this role, you will bring:

Two years of college coursework in neuroscience or a related scientific discipline, or a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience

Experience with bacteria, molecular techniques and mammalian tissue culture.

Demonstrate aptitude in foresight, planning, and ability to organize as required by research.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Two years of laboratory experience or equivalent relevant work experience.

Physical Requirements:

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.

Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

Schedule: Part-time
Job Code: 5644
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A24
Requisition ID: 86277


Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States


Classification Level:

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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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