This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology. Position is located on the Medical School Campus.
The Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine represents one of the finest examples of an academic training program, dedicated to the study of digestive and liver diseases. The balance of outstanding faculty, exemplary facilities, and a cohesive philosophy ensure consistent excellence across the missions of maintaining national prominence in research, teaching and patient care.
Our lab uses mouse models to study stem cell biology and tumorigenesis. We also employ ex vivo organoid cultures to probe mechanisms of growth, proliferation, stem cell renewal, the micro-environment, and lineage allocation of intestinal epithelial cells. Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with research studies, experiments and assays including basic molecular biology (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning, recombinant DNA technology), sterile cell culture (media preparation, 2D cell culture, 3D organoid culture, transfection, and spinoculation), collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Maintains mouse colony and performs small animal procedures.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
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 (reagent stocking, ordering, etc.) and cleaning.
Other duties as assigned.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please attach a CV/Resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references.
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.
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.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
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.
Good documentation and organized record-keeping is essential.
One-year minimum aggregate experience in wet laboratory setting is preferred.
Enthusiasm and interest in scientific research is appreciated.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
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.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.