Research Assistant (part time) @stanford.edu
Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional one in the Department of Neurobiology to contribute to research on the neural basis of learning and memory, using behavioral analysis, electrophysiology, and/or manipulations of the relevant neural circuits. This position will require 10-20 hours/week. Hours are flexible. We are looking for who can contribute to electrical engineering and programming related tasks in the lab. These include, but are not limited to - - Contribute to the design, building, and maintenance control motors and other electrical equipment for experimental rigs. - Develop simple scripts to analyze experimental data. DUTIES INCLUDE: - Perform experiments and analyze results. - Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes. - Contribute to experimental design, analysis and interpretation. - Contribute to publication of findings through the preparation of figures and text. - Perform general lab support functions: maintain lab stock, manage mouse colony, chemical inventory and safety records, and provide other lab support as needed. * - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: - Completed coursework in neuroscience, electrical engineering, computer science or related position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): - Electrical engineering background and/or programming/computer science background - General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed. - Demonstrated expertise to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work. - Expertise to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes. - General technical skills and expertise to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications. - Expertise to work under deadlines with general guidance. - Excellent management expertise and demonstrated expertise to accurately complete detailed work. CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: - None PHYSICAL DEMANDS*: - 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 lbs. - 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. - Expertise to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to 8 hours. - Expertise to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50lbs. - Expertise 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 required functions of his or her job. WORK CONDITIONS: - 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. Feel free to submit your resume and introductory letter to us directly at - maxwellg [at] stanford [dot] edu Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All applicants who are qualified 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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission. ABOUT STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE A leader in the biomedical revolution, Stanford Medicine has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies. Our close proximity to the resources of the university — including the Schools of Business, Law, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering, our seamless relationship with our affiliated adult and children’s hospitals, and our ongoing associations with the entrepreneurial endeavors of Silicon Valley, make us uniquely positioned to accelerate the pace at which new knowledge is translated into tangible health benefits.
September 28 2018 on Supost