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 position is in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Basic Science Research. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is for a highly motivated technician working under the guidance of Dr. Umeshkumar Athiraman in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine, but physically reside and work in Dr. Zipfel’s laboratory. The lab’s interest ranges from neurovascular dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease to subarachnoid hemorrhage, but the technician will be mainly focusing on the subarachnoid hemorrhage. Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages tissue samples and assists in in vitro and small animal procedures.
Assists with research studies, experiments and assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Performs data entry and maintains files on research.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
Bachelor’s degree and up to 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years required.
Proficient in immunostaining, microscopy, and molecular techniques such as ELISA, PCR and western blots.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are highly desired.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Prior experience in cell, molecular and vascular biology or related fields.
Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated working knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and technical publications.
Ability to work well independently and as a member of a research team.
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 $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
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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