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Department of Bioengineering Stanford Bioengineering is a dynamic and rapidly growing department within the School of Engineering and School of Medicine. For more than a decade, Stanford Bioengineering has sought to advance bioengineering as a fundamental engineering discipline grounded in basic sciences, powered by a unique set of engineering concepts and principles that is capable of realizing many diverse applications. Our community ranges broadly, consisting of esteemed alumni, world class faculty, and dynamic staff and students. It includes some of the world's most successful leaders in science, technology and business. As staff, you are critical to supporting our organization's goals and enabling us to accomplish our mission of conducting cutting-edge research and formulating innovative solutions to global challenges through the field of bioengineering.
The Department of Bioengineering is seeking a full-time Life Science Research Professional to join our team exploring how the brain works and developing new therapies for brain disease. Your work will focus primarily on supporting large animal research under the training and supervision of a staff lead. You will contribute to several projects, both new and ongoing in the lab. You will work closely with research trainees and veterinarians in support of the research and in animal care. This position involves significant training, and no direct large animal experience is necessary-but a love of animals and a passion to contribute to science is critical. If you have these skills, are an excellent team player, and work well in close-knit group environments, then come join us!
Your responsibilities include:
Contribute to projects investigating brain interfacing technologies under the supervision of the staff lead
Employ techniques used with in-depth knowledge in animal care and behavior under the supervision of the staff lead
Support the planning and execution of laboratory experiments under the supervision of the staff lead
Keeping accurate records of animal health and behavior in accordance with lab standards
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with research trainees and staff lead
Responsible for training and advisement of animal care and behavioral training under supervision of the staff lead
May also be required to recommend changes in protocols to prevent reoccurrence of problems under guidance of the staff lead
Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research
Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals under direction of the staff lead
Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed under supervision of the staff lead
Help orient and train new staff and/or students under the supervision of the staff lead
Flexibility with other tasks as assigned
This is a 1 year fixed-term position with the opportunity for renewal.
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
Preferred Qualifications: 2-plus years experience in a neuroelectrophysiology research group.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience with large animal neuroelectrophysiology research, neurosurgical procedures, and electrode implantation
Assist in supporting animal surgeries preparation, sterilization, and post-op care and cleanup
Assist in interfacing with safety departments: occupational health, lab inspection, chemical inventory, controlled substances
Demonstrate aptitude in foresight, planning, and ability to organize as required by research
General understanding of scientific principles
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work
May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens
Requires 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
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.
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