Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neuroscience. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
A motivated laboratory technician is needed to work in the Department of Neuroscience at the Washington University School of Medicine as part of a basic neuroscience research laboratory. The technician will support studies on the molecular mechanisms of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Lab studies will include functional analysis of disease-linked mutations, biochemical analysis of mouse models of neurodevelopmental disease, and cell biological characterization of primary cell culture systems. The position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with research studies, including both in vitro and in vivo experiments. Executes biochemical, molecular biology, and genomic assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Oversees and assists with the management of the animal colony.
Extracts and prepares primary tissue sample for neurobiological analyses.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Assists with general lab maintenance including lab purchasing, cleaning, and organizing laboratory supplies.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Bachelor’s degree and up to 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Working knowledge of basic molecular biology laboratory techniques (e.g. pipetting), computer software and general lab equipment.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Previous research experience in molecular biology, mouse genetics, and/or cell biology is ideal.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 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 R06.
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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