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 Genetics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
There is an opportunity to join a laboratory that studies the genetics and genomics of brain health and disease. We utilize a variety of techniques, including human molecular genetics, informatics, mouse behavior, in vitro neuroscience, and neuroanatomy. We are continuously developing novel methods for transgenesis, gene manipulation, and transcriptional profiling of the brain. These tools help us to develop mouse models for discovering and modeling genetic variations based on human patients and understand the cellular and molecular underpinnings of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.
This particular opportunity is for studying mRNA translation and atypical proteins in the context of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions. Work in the lab includes mouse husbandry, and molecular biology and cell biology experiments. Work will be varied and interesting, within a rigorous but very collegial scientific environment.
Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of laboratory experience. Candidates with more education and experience are welcome to apply.
Experience in molecular biology and cell biology techniques, including cloning, qPCR, histology, microscopy, Western blots, and ELISA.
Experience in maintaining a mouse colony and performing small animal procedures.
Impeccable lab and data organizational skills and record-keeping habit.
Scrupulous attention to details and adherence to work and research ethics.
Willing to be flexible in work hours if occasionally demanded by specific experiments.
Experience in neuroscience is a plus.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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.
Please summarize in your CV or cover letter how you meet the required and preferred criteria. Please also include contact information for two or three referees, as well as your short-term and long-term career goals.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
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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