Life Science Research Professional 1 (1 Year Fixed Term with Possible Extension):
Stanford Medicine

Stanford Medicine
Milpitas California
Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 1 to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments. Dr. Bo Yu's lab in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University currently has multiple outstanding long-term job opportunities for full-time researchers, Postdoctoral fellows or lab manager. Dr. Yu's lab is investigating ovarian physiology and pathology, as well as Assisted Reproductive Technologies using cellular and molecular biology approaches. The clinical applications of our research spans from ovarian cancer etiology to preimplantation genetic testing. We use human samples collected from patients, mouse models, and organoid cultures. Our group collaborates with multiple departments at Stanford.

The LSRP 1 will be responsible for collecting and transporting samples from the clinic or OR to the research lab, maintaining cell culture in 2D or 3D, carrying out FACS, immunostaining, DNA and RNA isolation, RT-PCR, sequencing library preparation, confocal cell imaging, immunocytochemistry. May need to carry out mouse experiments including injection, mating, sperm, oocyte or embryo collection. The LSRP1 will assist multiple projects and must manage time efficiently in doing so. The LSRP1 will work independently under general guidance from the scientist and must have the ability to recognize irregularities in experimental results and modify experiments as needed. The LSRP1 will be in direct contact with a scientist for experimental design and troubleshooting, but experiments will be scheduled and performed by the LSRP1 independently. Additionally, the LSRP1 will order supplies and prepare some reagents for use by other members of the lab and will train new researchers in basic protocols.

Duties include:
  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • 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.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

*- Other duties may also be assigned.

  • MS or PhD in biological science or technology and a minimum of two years of research laboratory experience.
  • Prior experience with cell culture, cellular and molecular biology, and mouse handling is required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a research team.
  • Cover letter and at least 3 references are required.


Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

  • General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • 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.

  • 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 correctible 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 bases 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, .

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4945
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Pay Grade: E
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 91374