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 position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position performs and oversees research projects or laboratory processes in a new lab environment with a new investigator. This person will be responsible for ensuring the safety and optimizing the efficiency of the lab, management of our mouse colony, and for assisting with research projects. The position oversees other personnel and equipment.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs laboratory administrative functions, such as scheduling, purchasing and establishing record keeping systems.
Maintains animal colony.
Performs tissue processing and immunohistochemistry.
Supervises laboratory staff assigned, assuring appropriate study procedures, review of staff work, explaining policies and procedures and screening of new employees.
Develops procedure manuals and operational/technical guidelines for lab studies.
Participates in lab study processes, maintaining records and preparing reports as required.
Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain current capabilities, quality and standards.
Bachelor’s degree with three or more years of lab experience including supervisory responsibility, or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years.
Bachelor’s degree in the biomedical sciences plus four years of laboratory experience.
Prior experience with tissue processing and immunohistochemistry (including slicing and antibody staining with basic microscopy experience).
Ability to appropriately prioritize tasks based on deadline and relative importance.
Ability to organize time and work independently.
Ability to clearly communicate expectations and needs with others.
The hiring range for this position is $46,779 - $63,170 annually.
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.
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.