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 position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
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This position is in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine on the Medical School Campus.
There are opportunities for research in the laboratory of Dr. Stuart Friess, which studies the role of secondary physiologic insults after traumatic brain injury and the development of novel therapeutics to the protect the brain from these secondary insults. Questions are being studied using a combination of molecular, cell biology, behavior and imaging approaches in mouse models.
Candidates with prior experience in cell, molecular biology or related fields with at least a bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply.
Background in neuroscience or traumatic brain injury.
Experience with immunohistochemistry and neuropathology.
Image processing and immunohistochemical quantification.
The ability to handle mice and perform small animal procedures.
Experience in rodent behavioral assessments.
Experience in flow cytometry.
Experience in RT-qPCR.
Must have troubleshooting skills, independent analytical thinking, and research planning skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
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.
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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