Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering located on the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years in biology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
Research laboratory experience in synthetic biology or related fields.
Familiarity with molecular cloning, bacterial cell cultures, and other molecular biology assays.
Ability to work independently, communicate with laboratory members, and maintain organized records/reports.
Basic wet lab skills and knowledge of biological lab instruments.
General computer skills such as word processing, Excel, etc. Use of basic computer programs.
Motivation to learn new things, excellent oral and written communication skills, and diligence.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
The hiring range for this position is $12.70 - $15.97 per hour.
The technician aims to assist in research performed by the graduate and undergraduate students as well as postdocs in Dr. Moon's lab. The technician's duty is to support the general operations of the lab and to ensure that the Moon lab members have the support that they need to conduct their research. Our lab aims to engineer microbes for addressing energy, environmental, and health issues. Specifically, we are interested in developing synthetic biology tools, constructing genetic circuits, and engineering regulatory RNAs in diverse bacteria. For more information, please visit our website: http://moon.eece.wustl.edu/.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist lab personnel with projects and experiments including setting up experiments, running experiments, collecting data and analyzing the results.
Prepare stock solutions and media. Autoclave items for lab personnel. Help with dishwashing and item ordering. Ensure that inventory is always stocked and inform the lab of items that need to be ordered.
Help the safety officer (e.g. keep the online chemical inventory and posted abbreviations list updated).
Help maintain lab equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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 37.5 hours per week.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter and CV or resume including research experience and career interests.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
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.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
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.