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Stanford University Life Science Technician II in Stanford, California

Life Science Technician II

School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States


Post Date Jan 13, 2021

Requisition # 88173

Stanford University, Division ofThe Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Researchis seeking a Life Science Technician II to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments.

Duties include:

  • Work independently to isolate and freeze Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC), serum, and plasma from blood samples of allergic patients. Perform basophil activation test and assess cellular activation in blood samples of allergic patients. Perform in vitro stimulation of patients’ peripheral blood samples with appropriate dosage of allergens under optimal stimulation condition, select suitable antibodies for cell phenotyping by flow cytometry, CyTOF, isolate DNA from leukocytes in blood samples, prepare cDNA library for transciptome analysis.

  • Follow the manuals of company sponsored clinical trial study to process and ship participants’ samples to study central lab.

  • Maintain detailed record of lab samples specimen database using biobank and redcap. The LST will keep detailed samples processing and shipping records of company sponsored clinical trial study.

  • Clearly write experimental notes (including results), record and organize data according to different projects. S/he will collect data sets from immunological assays of human blood samples and process them by computer software and then entered processed data in spreadsheets.

  • Help with general lab maintenance.

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment .

*-The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records.

  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.

  • Laboratory experience with handling and analyses of human blood samples is highly desired.

  • Ability to work independently, be highly motivated, well organized, and adaptable and work well within a highly interdisciplinary team.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

  • General understanding of scientific principles.

  • Proficient computer skills (Mac and PC) and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.


  • Two years of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in the scientific discipline a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience.


  • Work at the Life Science Technician II level requires experience and ability beyond that required for the Life Science Technician I, including increased technical skills and problem-solving abilities.




  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand.

  • Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.

  • Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds

  • Rarely carry/pull and/or push up to 20 pounds

  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.

  • 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.


  • Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements

  • 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.eduand the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at


Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and uniqueperksempower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants 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.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 5644

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: A24

  • Requisition ID: 88173