Life Science Research Professional ll

Stanford, CA 94305

Posted: 11/08/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 14156

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Life Science Research Professional ll to be part of our client’ s team. This is an opportunity to work with a private research university in the South Bay, California.  This Client is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley, and ranking as one of the world' s top-ten universities

Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at www.baysidesolutions.com.

Life Science Research Professional ll

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life-threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • The center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine (CMGM) at the client’ s facility is seeking a Life Sciences Research Professional 2 (LSRP 2) for its Shared Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Facility.
  • The facility is a highly utilized flow cytometry service center that provides consistent, high-quality, state-of-the-art flow cytometric tools and applications to researchers throughout facility and research institutions/companies in the region.
  • The successful applicant will be trained on the cutting edge of flow cytometry research and will assist users in novel research using multicolor sorting and analysis.
  • This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of research applications and instrumentation. So, if you have proficiency in flow cytometry, or would like to learn these technologies working side-by-side with our experienced staff, we are looking for a hard-working person to join our team.
  • Independently operate cell analysis and sorting instruments in the Stanford Shared FACS Facility service center.
  • Perform routine maintenance on facility equipment, including startup and QC of cytometers.
  • Become familiar with all software used in the facility and assist facility users in learning to use this software.
  • Understand and utilize common and unique biological applications, cell handling techniques, and reagents used by researchers and to assist them in designing and optimizing their FACS experiments.
  • Work with research staff on implementation of updates to FACS facility instruments and computer capabilities.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and to work in a BSL-2 environment to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Provide training to assist self-operators to improve their skills in all aspects of FACS and CyTOF instrument function.
  • Assist researchers in data interpretation.
  • Act as a resource for researchers in designing experiments and in evaluating results.
  • Take responsibility for non-routine instrument maintenance and repair (complementing instrument manufacturer service).
  • Perform general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.
  • 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.
  • Other duties may also be assigned

    Summary of Qualifications:
    • Bachelor' s degree in related scientific field and three years of related experience, or Master' s degree.
    • Two or more years’ experience in operating flow cytometers, both analyzers and sorters, including BD instrumentation/software OR one or more years’ experience operating a flow cytometer and additional 2 years’ experience in a related field.
    • Willingness to learn new techniques and troubleshoot technical problems is a requirement.
    • Comprehensive understanding of how the flow analysis and cell sorting instruments work.
    • Ability to apply a broad understanding of biological systems in order to assist researchers and PIs in obtaining optimal results and to help them interpret those results.
    • Excellent personal communication skills and the ability to juggle multiple duties is a must. 
    • The requisite combination of education and/or experience in the field to work independently, and to serve as a resource for users; to train new users, and help self-operators solve problems with their instrument operations
    • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
    • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
    • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
    • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
    • 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, 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 correctable  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.
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