Research - 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 opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to experimental protocols or other research activity deadlines.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Pathology/Immunology - Immunobiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Division of Immunobiology is a consolidated unit within the Department of Pathology & Immunology committed to cutting edge, leading research in basic immunology.
The Division was established in 2006 in recognition of the long and distinguished history of immunology research in our department. With its 14 basic science laboratories, including four led by members of the National Academy of Sciences and one Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, the division is internationally recognized for its key discoveries in immunology.
Opportunity is in the laboratory of a renowned senior immunologist. The focus of this lab is investigation of cancer immunology with a strong interest in cancer neoantigen vaccines and mechanisms of tumor immune evasion.
Bachelor's degree and 2 years laboratory experience with an interest in basic and translation cancer research.
Candidates with extensive prior experience in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related fields are encouraged to apply.
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.
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.
Experience with mammalian cell culture and primary tissue samples.
Experience with flow cytometry and immunologic assays is highly desired.
Ability to assist with general lab maintenance, database logs, compliance issues and reagent preparation.
Experience with basic molecular biology techniques or protein isolation and purification is desirable.
Working knowledge of Excel, FlowJo, or CytoBank is a plus.
Interest in working with mouse models of cancer.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
Should have troubleshooting skills, an ability to maintain complete and organized records, and a working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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