Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Critical Care. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Spinella lab studies how transfusion with different types of blood products alters hemostasis, as well as modulates endothelial and immune function. We use multiple types of assays to measure blood clot formation and platelet function, as well as leukocyte activation and endothelial cell permeability and activation, including real-time fluorescence microscopy. Our lab is relatively young, and we are focused on building our research program in order to accurately evaluate the safety and efficacy of the many types of blood products used in transfusion medicine. In addition to our in vitro platforms used to study more basic research questions, we also work closely with our coordinator team to assist in patient sample assessment and storage for the many studies and clinical trials Dr. Spinella is involved in.
The lab is looking for a research assistant interested in the cellular biology of transfusion medicine. Position assists with research studies, experiments (planning and execution), and laboratory documentation and upkeep.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts experiments and assays for both basic and clinical research projects.
Evaluates research results, helps with reporting findings, and discusses project outcomes with laboratory staff.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Performs core lab techniques including ELISAs (including single and multiplex analyte platforms), flow cytometry, basic fluorescence microscopy, and specialized assays to monitor hemostasis.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Coordinates research project with other institutions and investigators.
Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Assists with general supply/equipment orders, reagent inventories, equipment upkeep, lab maintenance, and cleaning.
Performs literature searches on specified topics.
Equivalent of bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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