Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
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.
Our laboratory is currently focused on projects related to 1) Mechanisms of juvenile-onset diabetes 2) Therapeutic development for Wolfram syndrome, a genetic form of diabetes. Position assists with research study, experiments, preparation of material, and documentation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts animal and cell based research of diabetes and Wolfram syndrome.
Assists with mouse colony maintenance including inventory and genotyping.
Performs tissue culture experiments, isolates primary tissues, and uses various molecular and biochemical techniques (qPCR, Western blotting, ELISAs, etc.).
Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Assists with day to day lab operations including general supply/equipment orders, organization, lab maintenance, and cleaning.
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.
Performs literature searches on specified topics.
Equivalent of bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years experience in laboratory operations.
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.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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.
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.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.