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.
Position works on a temporary basis.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Weekends may be required, as well as late morning to early evening shifts.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Genetics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Genome Technology Access Center at the McDonnell Genome Institute (GTAC@MGI) was formed in 2019 and represents a union of the institution’s two major genomics research facilities. The combined unit provides scale and efficiencies to investigators that are offered by few other facilities in the nation. GTAC@MGI provides access to all of its genomics technologies and services to researchers at Washington University and beyond. GTAC@MGI offers comprehensive next-gen sequencing, microarray, PCR, and other specialized services. In addition to generating high quality genomic and transcriptomic data, we also perform data analysis and provide technological support to users to ensure maximum data value. Our goal is to return data of the highest quality and help researchers make biological sense out of the massive amounts of information generated in these experiments.
GTAC@MGI is currently looking to fill positions in our new Covid testing laboratories. The assay is a qRT-PCR based method. Work in the Covid testing lab includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Sample handling and processing. This involves both manual and automated technology.
Fluidigm BioMark HD, Fluidigm Juno, and Fluidigm RX Interface Plate systems are used for PCR. Robotic systems for sample handling and processing include Eppendorf EpMotion 5070, EpMotion 96, Thermofisher Cap-it-all, and BioRad C1000 thermal cyclers.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification. Candidates with an associate or bachelor’s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent are encouraged to apply.
Laboratory molecular biology experience – research and/or clinical.
Experience with genomics research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions, and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Understanding of data entry, as well as the management/integrity of data.
Experience with data management systems and software, particularly LIMs systems and Microsoft Excel.
Comfortable in a Microsoft Windows environment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively with the supervisor, as well as investigators.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Multitasking skills are highly desired.
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.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 50864
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