We are seeking a Research Specialist to support the lab of Dr. Christopher Garcia at Stanford University. The Garcia lab is interested in the biochemistry and cell biology of cell surface receptors and their ligands. Using a range of methodologies, the Garcia lab investigates how ligand recognition and signaling coordinate with the physiology of the cell. In addition to understanding basic aspects of receptor signaling (second messengers, gene expression) and structural biology, the team is also interested in the creation/engineering of novel receptor ligands using protein engineering. A major aim of their work is to synthetically leverage natural biological signaling mechanisms as a path to potential therapeutics. More information about this lab can be found on his website
The candidate will have expertise in the general are of biochemistry and cell biology, with preferred experience in analyzing cell signaling and gene expression. Familiarity with recombinant protein expression from mammalian cells (i.e. 293), and basic cell culture of immune cells and assays. Prefer experience in immunology, both in vitro and in vivo, with experience in analyzing TCR and cytokine signaling pathways, cell biology and gene expression, as well as possibly carrying out in vivo tumor models in mice. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing projects in the lab aimed at developing new immunotherapeutic molecules and strategies. The position requires a highly self-motivated, accomplished individual with an outstanding track-record of innovation and success in both graduate school and postdoctoral research with a strong publication record. The position will require working in team environments supporting lab projects in a collaborative fashion, as well as individual projects. It is expected that the individual will contribute to publications, as well as assisting in basic aspects of grant preparation and progress reports.
What you’ll do
Skills You Bring:
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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