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.
The Patti Lab seeks a Research/Lab Technician II to perform experiments and analysis of metabolic extracts using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform metabolite extraction, by known procedures and under the direction of the supervisor or graduate student colleagues in the lab.
Perform liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), by known procedures and under the direction of the supervisor or graduate student colleagues in the lab.
Analyze metabolomic data, with input from the PI or colleagues.
Assist in manuscript preparation.
Conduct literature searches, as needed.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or a related area of study and one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years in a related field.
Ability to work independently and to work in a group environment.
Ability to work on several projects in parallel and associated good time management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to work closely with the Principal Investigator (Patti) and other laboratory researchers.
Working knowledge with data organization, analysis, and graphics software packages.
Experience with mass spectrometry techniques and cell culture methods.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Chemistry. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position involves handling of strong acids and bases, as well as organic solvents.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
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.
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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