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 Pathology and Immunology, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position under the supervision of Drs. Dennis Dietzen and Nima Mosammaparast, assists with studies related to the biochemical characterization of pathology including cancer, inborn errors of metabolism, biliary disease, and mitochondrial disease. Experiments include immuno-detection of proteins, assessment of enzyme activity, as well as evaluation of drugs, amino acids, organic acids, and complex lipids using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. We are looking to expand our group of diverse, motivated, and curious individuals.
This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments, including documentation and preparation of materials.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with research studies in a collaborative environment.
Maintains and troubleshoots sophisticated analytic equipment.
Prepares required reagents, buffers, calibrators, specimens, etc.
Carefully and critically collects, analyzes, and documents data.
Complies with established safety procedures for handling chemicals and biological specimens.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or allied area.
Significant analytical chemistry experience, particularly in mass spectrometry.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
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 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.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
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.
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