Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
There is a position available for a research assistant with a strong interest in diabetes and molecular and cell biology to help set up a new research laboratory in the Division of Endocrinology. The scientific focus on the lab is how islet cells communicate to each other, a project that studies cilia signaling pathways which is a new topic in diabetes research. Position assists with research studies, experiments, the preparation of material, and the documentation of experiments.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts research experiments and assays.
Assists in managing mouse colony and genotyping.
Performs core lab techniques including islet isolation, cell culture, ELISAs, and basic microscopy.
Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
Assists with general supply orders, lab maintenance and cleaning.
Coordinates research project with other institutions and investigators.
Performs literature research on specified topics.
Equilvalent of bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of experience in laboratory operations.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research, and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in field.
The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R07.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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