Featured Exosomes Job – Stanford Life Science Research Professional


The Department of Surgery at Stanford University, wishes to hire a Life Science Research Profession 2 to perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).

The laboratory works on in vitro and in vivo projects related to the metastatic process in cancer and selecting appropriate cancer therapies. The lab invents and/or evaluates technologies for extracting and molecularly profiling live circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood and disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) from bone marrow. The lab helps optimize and test CTC capture devices, including both affinity-based and label-free enrichment technologies, for downstream molecular analyses and use of the cells in biological applications.

The LSRP will be instrumental in multiple laboratory projects and will proactively perform the work. We are looking for someone multifaceted and willing to learn and assist in both animal and bench research tasks. The LSRP will gain extensive experience in liquid biopsy (circulating tumor cells, circulating tumor DNA, and extracellular vesicles/exosomes) and in patient-derived xenograft models.

Duties include:

  • Perform complex lab experiments for a major portion of the research project. Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist. Based on prior results, contribute to development of new research protocols and procedures or adaptation of existing protocols.
  • Make recommendations on plan design and/or research direction to principal investigator.
  • Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
  • Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
  • Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; present findings for lab work group.
  • Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section. May contribute to publication of findings and present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
  • Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work. Serve as technical resource for other research staff.
  • Perform general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.

* – Other duties may also be assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related scientific field and three years of related experience, or Master’s degree.


  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.


  • 1-3 years of previous experience with mouse handling.
  • Candidate must be comfortable working with and handling rodents
  • Ability to work and think in an independent fashion with good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations

Job: Research
Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: G
Job Code: 4952

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