Under general direction, performs complex experiments and other research activities as directed by the research investigator; sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; assists with research projects and performs independent research; performs various clerical and editorial duties including research papers; complies, processes and analyses data.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics
Knowledge of laboratory procedures
Knowledge of the use and preparation of culture media, chemicals and reagents
Knowledge of medical terminology
Interpersonal/human relation skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to operate various laboratory equipment, tools, and materials
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to tend to details
Ability to maintain records and inventories
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; sets-up and operates spectrophotometer, fraction collectors, chromatography equipment, centrifuges, incubators, homogenizers, and various microscopes.
Performs various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, preparing correspondence, preparing and maintaining bibliographies; completes applications and forms.
Assists with research projects and performs independent research; plans, designs and implements research projects; prepare and maintains culture media, reagents, and experimental animals; grows cultures (cell viral, etc.) adept in molecular biological techniques; administers administers injections; performs various assays; sterilizes equipment; separates and purifies various materials and substances using such techniques as chromatography and electrophoresis; performs surgery on experimental animals; orders laboratory supplies, performs library research; prepares compounds; interprets experimental test data; performs minor equipment repairs; cuts, stains and mounts specimens.
Performs various editorial duties including writing, reviewing and editing various materials for publication; prepares publication schedules and orders books; confers with publishers and authors.
Compiles, processes, and analyzes data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers.
Performs supervisory and training duties; performs other duties as assigned.
Masters degree in science or a relate field; supplemented with two (2) years of experience.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.