Research - 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 Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Provides critically complex research and experimentation for Parkinson Disease research allowing for the advancement of scientific analysis and discovery. Offers support, training and guidance in PD research related to the research group. May participate and or present on the research developed, or the established work of those within the department. Supervises other laboratory technicians.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs complex analyses and other experiments and project work under the general direction of the PI. Performs the measurement of neurotransmitters in brain tissues using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography. Also, performs immunohistochemistry procedures in brain tissues. Serves as representative for PI and ensures procedures and protocols are adhered to consistently and effectively to meet department’s standards. Exhibits a high degree of independent problem solving and ability to conduct research on assigned projects. May serve in lead role, as needed.
Plans, develops, organizes and formalizes research results and findings. May develop presentations and present on behalf of department. Conducts literature searches related to research projects. Writes and co-authors publications supporting research findings in multiple formats tailored to audiences. May participate in work related to grant applications.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulty with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical and procedural improvements in various methods. May develop and optimize experimental procedures and protocols. Provides high level troubleshooting to advance process or lab procedures.
Serves as department’s research representative and may participate in various related meetings and events. Responsible for data collection and organization in EXCEL spreadsheets. Performs statistical data analysis, as needed. Presents research information to internal and/or external audiences.
Organizes and maintains required documentation of laboratory experiments. Collects and archives important biological specimens. Monitors the conditions needed to maintain the biological specimens.
Performs all related work in accordance with established protocols and safety and compliance requirements. Maintains all related regulatory documentation for the lab.
Supervises other assigned research technicians and trainees. May explain methods, lead or train other personnel or observers, assuring appropriate study procedures, review of staff work, explanation of policies and procedures as well as screening of new employees.
Develops procedure manuals and operational/technical guidelines for lab procedures. Does literature searches and recommends new methods and procedures for current and future lab techniques including those needed to maintain quality standards.
May help with behavioral studies as needed.
Master’s degree in a related field with 7 years of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience equaling at least 10 years.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to present on various research topics to internal or external audiences.
Willingness to work with large animals.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records and reports.
Demonstrated ability as a self-starter with strong critical thinking and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability and knowledge of computer software & lab equipment including statistical software, spreadsheets, & lab management systems.
Ability to work in lab research environment.
Ability to work well with team and supervise lab technicians.
The hiring range for this position is $40,706 - $54,933 annually.
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 R09.
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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