Stanford University

The Department of Anesthesia is seeking a full-time Life Science Research Professional 1 (LSRP1) to participate in qualitative research to collect data on various elements of patient care, as well as someone that will independently work to assess access medical technologies using geospatial analysis tools. The research primarily involves qualitative research techniques to gather data through interviews from patients, staff and other stakeholders involved in the care of high-risk patients. It will also involve the geospatial analysis of access to medical technologies related to ongoing funded projects in the lab. The successful candidate must have experience in geospatial analysis and an interest in mastering qualitative research techniques like recruitment, interviewing, coding and qualitative analysis. They will also have an excellent record keeping ability and organization skills. Prior experience with qualitative analysis is highly desired, but not a requirement. Prior experience with geospatial analysis using ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro is highly desired, but not required. The candidate must exhibit a great deal of independence and be able to independently design experiments, carry them out and assist with analyzing and presenting data.

Duties include:

Be involved in performing all aspects of qualitative data acquisition and analysis for ongoing funded research.
Perform spatial analysis of access to medical technologies using ArcGIS Pro for ongoing research projects.
Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with ongoing project and new geospatial analysis techniques, as well as related research.
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes
Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals
Plan and perform the duties associated with current qualitative research, including the organization and record-keeping for these projects. Interpret and perform analyses of results.
Provide general lab duties, such as website maintenance, scheduling of meetings and record-keeping of ongoing projects.

– Other duties may also be assigned


A Bachelor of Science in molecular biology or related discipline or equivalent experience
Experience in Geospatial analysis using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro
Experience in writing research protocols
Desire to acquire skills in qualitative study, including interviewing, coding, and qualitative analysis
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Motivation to seek out additional expertise in geospatial analysis and to work outside the team to develop the necessary skills to ongoing projects
Ability to communicate effectively with team members and collaborators
Experimental design, execution of plan and presentation of data to team
Utilization of good documentation practices

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in related scientific field.


General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.



Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
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.


Will require both remote work and in person work within an office setting.
Will require work in a shared library computer space when expert consultation for geospatial analysis is needed.

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