Life Science Technician I (3 Open Positions)

Stanford University - Stanford, CA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $46,000 - $66,000 a year
Job Code: 5638
Job Grade: A18

A laboratory in the Genetics Department at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Technician 1 (LST1) with expertise in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The LST 1 will perform a variety of NGS assays in a high-throughput environment for large multi-omic research projects.

Extracting DNA/RNA from blood and tissue samples.
Executing protocols for NGS library preparation.
Operating liquid-handling automation technologies.
Troubleshooting and testing of developmental workflows.
Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with staff and graduate post-doctoral individuals.
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes, and Careful observation and objective assessment skills.
Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
Help orient and train new staff or students.
*- Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications Required:
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse group of staff.
Good organizational and computer skills.
College science background is required and Bachelor or Master is preferred.
At least 1-2 year of previous laboratory experience in biology or medical research.

Qualifications Preferred:
Previous experience handling DNA and RNA, libraries preparation, and qPCR.
Overall familiarity with next generation sequencing, illumina HiSeq sequencing machines, PacBio, and 10X technology and molecular biology techniques.