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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Washington University Pain Center and the Basic Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, located on the Medical School Campus.
A position is available in the Washington University Pain Center and the Basic Research Division of Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Yu-Qing Cao’s lab is looking for highly motivated candidates to join the research team in developing novel therapeutic strategies for chronic migraine and other chronic headache disorders. We employ multidisciplinary approaches including electrophysiology, time-lapse imaging, anatomical tracing, single neuron profiling, mouse genetics, immunology, pharmacology and behavioral assessment of pain. To learn more about our research and approach please see: https://sites.wustl.edu/dbrcaolab/.
Work in the lab includes but is not limited to 1) mouse breeding and colony maintenance; 2) behavioral assays in various mouse models of chronic headache, administrating drugs, 3) blood/tissue sample collection; and 4) helping with lab ordering, organization and inspections.
Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Prior wet lab experience.
Basic troubleshooting skills.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Prior experience in mouse behavioral assays will be highly appreciated.
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.
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.
The Washington University Pain Center is committed to alleviating human suffering from pain and aims to be the foremost center in the nation for the advancement of pain science. Advances in our understanding and our therapies will come from collaboration involving clinicians, basic scientists and clinical researchers. We cannot predict where insights will arise, but we expect that each of our members and all of the departments involved will make significant contributions. At the Pain Center, our cross-disciplinary approach quickly translates new knowledge into an improved ability to care for people.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide 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.