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.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Washington University Pain Center and the Basic Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, located on the Medical School Campus.
There are opportunities in the Cao lab for highly motivated candidates interested in discovery and validation of new drug targets for migraine headache and other chronic pain in mouse models. Work in the lab includes conducting behavioral assays in various mouse models as well as immunohistological analysis of the brain and other tissues. For more information please see: http://elysium.wustl.edu/cao_lab/.
Bachelor’s degree or higher credentials
Extensive experience in mouse survival surgery, behavioral assays, immunostaining and fluorescent microscopy.
Prior experience in mouse nociceptive behavioral assays will be highly appreciated.
Highly motivated, able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team to conduct experiments and statistical analysis.
Basic troubleshooting skills and an ability to maintain complete and organized records.
A working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment is required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
The Washington University Pain Center is committed to alleviating human suffering from pain and aims to be the foremost center in the nation for the advancement of pain science. Advances in our understanding and our therapies will come from collaboration involving clinicians, basic scientists and clinical researchers. We cannot predict where insights will arise, but we expect that each of our members and all of the departments involved will make significant contributions. At the Pain Center, our cross-disciplinary approach quickly translates new knowledge into an improved ability to care for people.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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 care to research animals.
Applicants interested in the position should submit their resume along with contact information for three references, preferably including a current or recent former supervisor.
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.
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