Research Assistant in Habtezion lab
Stanford University - School of Medicine
United States

The Habtezion lab, at Stanford University, is one of the fastest growing research groups in the School. Dr. Habtezion's group works as a team to achieve outstanding results in the field of Gastroenterology. This is a hybrid position between lab and clinical and is a great opportunity for the right person that wants to be involved in all the aspects of research from the bench to bedside and beyond.

The Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a long tradition of major contributions in basic research, a new commitment to clinical and outcomes research, a track record of training fellows for academic careers, and a longitudinal commitment to providing care for patients with complex gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

Duties include:

Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements.

Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires.

Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.

Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.

Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.

Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study specimens according to protocol.

Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.

Order and maintain equipment and supplies.

Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
Interact with the principal investigator regularly, ensuring patient safety and adherence to proper study conduct.

Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.

Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.

Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.

Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.

Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.

Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Experience in either a Clinical Research or Life Science research environment with the desire to learn the other.

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Immunology or related field.

Team player with the flexibility to work in an ever changing environment.


Two-year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


General knowledge of medical terminology.


Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.


Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.

Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

*- 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.


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,

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