The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Life Science Technician 1 to participate in projects to understand the neural circuitry involved in addiction and pain. The lab focuses on studying synaptic function and plasticity using mouse models, primarily making electrophysiological recordings and using optogenetic stimulation in brain slices and mouse behavioral studies.
Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records. The Life Science Technician will be working closely with Principal Investigator, Dr. Julie Kauer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Histological procedures involving perfusions, fixation of tissue and staining specimens with stains that do not require microscopic control in proceeding from step to step
Molecular biology assays (polymerase chain reaction, running genotyping gels) where the protocol is well established
Operation of instruments (e.g., PCR machines, light microscope, cell counter) where the settings are simple or prescribed; techniques such as simple centrifugation.
Maintenance of a mouse colony, including weaning/splitting, breeding and genotyping; frequent checks on mouse health and colony status.
Design simple experiments based on the experimental design process and adapting standard protocols
General lab maintenance, including ordering, organization and restocking lab supplies
Complete and accurate documentation of the work performed.
*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.
Education & Experience:
The minimum requirements for a Life Science Technician I level are generally associated with approximately one year's employment experience in laboratory work or equivalent training (e.g.: 1-2 years of college science).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
The ideal candidate would have experience working with mice, PCR, and histology.
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.
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.
Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.
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.
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. Additional Information
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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