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.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification and equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years in a related field, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year of related experience.
Training in animal research and HIPPA will be required.
Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, cancer biology or related fields.
Experience working in the field of neuroscience or cancer biology.·
Experience with animal experimental techniques, tissue sectioning, histological staining, immunohistochemistry and microscopy.
Interested in learning new skills and techniques as needed.
Ability to work carefully and to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Good communication and organizational skills.
The Laboratory Technician assists with the daily operation of a research laboratory, manages ordering and supplies, and assists laboratory members in the conduct of animal experiments.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists laboratory members in the conduct of animal experiments, including perfusion, tissue preservation, and sectioning; histologic staining; immunohistochemistry staining; fluorescence microscopy; polymerase chain reaction analysis; and data analysis.
Prepares materials for animal experiments; orders and maintains lab supplies, chemicals, and equipment; amends animal protocols and Institutional Biological and Chemical Safety protocols.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with assays, protocols, and equipment. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
Submits revisions and renewals of animal protocols and Institutional Biological & Chemical (IBC) safety protocols.
Participates in lab meetings.
Assists with training of other technicians and undergraduate students on these techniques.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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 $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.
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.
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