Position Filled: Lab Manager – Research Assistant

Update, August 2022: We have already hired a Lab Manager-Research Assistant . This position is no longer available.

An immediate opening is available for a job (1-2 year commitment, 2 years preferred) as lab manager and research assistant in the Bintu Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University.

The Bintu Lab uses systems and synthetic biology approaches to understand and control gene and chromatin regulation in human cells. This is an opportunity to work on projects that develop new gene control and epigenetic engineering tools. Techniques used include molecular cloning, engineering of mammalian cell lines, CRISPR screens, and flow cytometry. The position will involve close collaboration with a friendly and inclusive interdisciplinary team.

This is an excellent training opportunity for anyone interested in attending graduate school in Bioengineering, Biophysics, Genetics, Biology, other bio-programs or Medical School. Our previous research assistant, Michael Herschl, is now a PhD student in the UCSF-Berkeley Bioengineering Graduate Program. This job would also work well for a research scientist who wants a full-time long-term position as lab manager and research assistant. Alternatively, a part-time (50%) long-term position for just the lab manager portion would work as well. We loved our previous part-time lab manager Rhonda DiGiusto, who is now enjoying her retirement after a lifetime of helping grow research labs.


  • Help with general lab maintenance: maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed, ~50% of the time.
  • Perform experiments and data analysis in support of research projects in the Bintu lab, ~50% of the time. Experiments include: molecular cloning of individual plasmids or pooled libraries, creation of stable engineered mammalian cell lines, flow cytometry and FACS, genomic DNA extraction, preparation of NGS libraries. Your contribution will be recognized by authorship on published manuscripts.

* Other duties may also be assigned


  • Attention to detail and critical thinking
  • Ability to following detailed instructions and maintain accurate records
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Strong academic record in molecular and cellular biology, biophysics, biochemistry or bioengineering
  • Experience in molecular lab environment, specifically cloning and sterile tissue culture, would be a plus.

Please apply by emailing Lacra Bintu at lbintu@stanford.edu. Please attach a CV and transcript (especially if you plan to apply to grad school), and explain your career goals and desired start date in the body of the email.