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.
Primary responsibilities are to assist with the daily operation of a biomedical research laboratory. Responsible for assisting with laboratory duties, such as operating and maintaining lab equipment, performing molecular biology experiments, culturing cells, maintaining accurate laboratory records, performing oocyte harvest surgery, preparing solutions/reagents, and other duties as required.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Learn and perform molecular biology experiments, including site-specific mutagenesis and in vitro transcription.
Prepare reagents and equipment for daily use.
Prepare culture media.
Monitor status of lab stock reagents and chemicals.
Lab equipment and facilities:
Monitor tissue culture incubators and help maintain sterile working conditions within the tissue culture room.
Waste management: Monitor and foster proper handling of hazardous, sharps, and biohazard waste.
Maintain lab safety notebook.
Ensure that lab safety protocols are being followed at all times.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience in a laboratory setting.
Strong interest in scientific research
Organizational: Strong organizational and time management skills.
Work ethic: Ability to self-motivate and work efficiently, accurately, and independently
Interpersonal: Ability to work in a multi-cultural team with different personalities.
Competence: Willing and able to learn new techniques as required.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification and an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years in a related field; OR a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or other STEM field.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering.
The hiring range for this position is $13.80 - $15.97 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.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
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.