Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Our laboratory is currently focused on projects related to 1) Mechanisms of juvenile-onset diabetes 2) Therapeutic development for Wolfram syndrome, a genetic form of diabetes. Position assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
Conducts animal and cell-based research of diabetes and Wolfram syndrome.
Assists with mouse colony maintenance including inventory and genotyping.
Performs tissue culture experiments, isolates primary tissues, and uses various molecular and biochemical techniques (qPCR, Western blotting, ELISAs, etc.).
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Performs complex statistical analysis of data collected and writes interpretative reports. Verifies the correctness of the data submitted and makes recommendations based on these analyses.
Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
Conducts literature searches related to research project.
Master’s degree with 4 years of experience in research lab operations or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 9 years required.
Ph.D. level experience preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency in implementing laboratory procedures, conducting research and recording findings.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact successfully with a broad range of individuals within the University.
Proven ability to maintain details, complete and organized records/reports is vital.
Ability to work independently, be highly organized, and exhibit analytical reasoning and problem solving skills.
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 standard care to research animals.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R10.
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.
The hiring range for this position is $46,779 - $63,170 annually.
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