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. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards including human biospecimens. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Position will work on exciting new research area in a translational immunology laboratory focused on elucidating mechanisms of ocular inflammation. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of pioneering research in understanding rheumatologic / autoimmune disease. Technician will independently perform complex research studies, experiments and assays.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs complex analysis/projects according to research protocols, explaining methods and procedures to other technicians.
Provides for data entry and current data files on research projects. Monitors data to ensure consistent quality.
May perform preliminary statistical analysis of data.
Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. Processes human biospecimens and maintains a tissue repository.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists in the training and development of technicians, acting as a group leader.
Master’s degree with 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 7 years required.
Excellent basic lab skills including aseptic techniques, making complex buffers and media, ability to precisely pipette and handle samples in an organized, high-throughput manner.
Experience in isolation of DNA and RNA from biological specimens, PCR, gel electrophoresis and preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries.
Prior experience with basic immunology techniques including immune cell isolation from tissues, flow cytometry, tissue culture and performing ELISAs.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Demonstrated ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Working knowledge of computer software preferred.
Willingness to work in a Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory with human specimens.
The hiring range for this position is $17.00 - $22.96 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.
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