Life Science Technician 1 (One Year Fixed Term)

88535 Requisition #

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Life Science Technician 1 to participate in projects aiming to develop AAV (Adeno Associated Virus)-based tools for genetic manipulation in the neural retina. The lab focuses on understanding the development of the retina using mouse models.


The Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University is seeking a Life Science Technician I to join the lab of Dr. Sui Wang, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects and conduct and analyze experiments under supervision. To learn more about our department, please visit:


Duties and responsibilities include:

•         Perform basic and skilled techniques in support of lab’s research goals.

•         Tissue Culture and AAV production

•         Molecular Cloning

•         Immuno-histology

•         Animal maintenance

•         Animal dissection

•         Microscopy

•         Maintain accurate documentation of experimental protocols and perform mathematical analysis of data.

•         Monitor, order, and store all lab supplies. Interface with vendors and materials procurement.


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.



At least one year of previous laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in related scientific discipline desired.  Solid written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated professionalism in working with colleagues (both internal and external laboratory users).



One year’s employment experience in laboratory work or a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience/training (e.g., one year of college science).



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






  • 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.



  • 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, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at


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