The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Pediatric GI Division) is seeking a Research Scientist who will be involved directly in the design and execution of research activities related to the study of intestinal epithelial-immune interactions and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the laboratory of Michael Rosen, MD, MSCI. Dr. Rosen was recently recruited to direct the Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Program, which is supported by a generous philanthropic gift. The candidate filling this position will operate at a high level of independence and support the PI through the following activities: determining appropriate experiments for answering scientific questions, designing and conducting novel or complex experiments, interpreting experimental results independently and planning next logical experiments, generating and modifying standard operative procedures according to needs, developing and testing new methods, keeping apprised of latest relevant scientific literature to inform the laboratories approaches and new scientific questions, drafting complete scientific manuscripts and major portions of grant applications, and training junior laboratory members and trainees.
The candidate will support the preparation of various protocols, proposals, progress, and final reports and be expected to make scientific and written contributions to justify first or co-authorship on manuscripts for publication and abstracts for professional presentation, with the work being reviewed by the PI or faculty. S/he will present ongoing work and findings to colleagues in internal and external research settings through oral platform and poster presentations and complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed. It is expected that the Research Scientist will help oversee the guidance of postdoctoral scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students in the laboratory.
The Pediatrics GI Division has a mission of healing children with digestive disease through innovation. We provide comprehensive GI care to children throughout our region. We lead global destination programs that deliver highly specialized care and train the next generation of pediatric gastroenterologists. We inspire hope through innovation. Our high quality, collaborative care is driven by cutting-edge research and active partnerships between doctors, nurses, and staff throughout the Stanford Children’s Health network, scientists at Stanford University, and patient families. Together, we are changing the lives of children today and shaping care for tomorrow.
The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles.
- PhD degree in related scientific field.
- Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
- Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
- Technical competence with stem cell culture and genetic editing (knockout and overexpression) techniques.
- Strong molecular and cell biology techniques, as well as experience working with mouse and human models.
- Strong general computer skills, experience with databases and scientific applications, and ability to quickly learn and master various computer programs.
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately and record thoroughly.
- Developed project management skills.
- A MD, PhD or equivalent with prior relevant training in Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry or related field.