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This position is part-time and works approximately 20 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology/DIAN Labs. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
There is an immediate need for a technician to assist in electron microscopy sample preparation, preliminary analysis, and documentation of patient samples. In addition to meeting all the requirements below, the ideal candidate will also bring enthusiasm and passion to developing groundbreaking research and will interact with researchers at all levels and will consistently strive to maintain a state-of-the-art facility.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists investigator or higher level technician with research studies, experiments and assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Implements clinical research protocols, including EM sample preparation and imaging by SEM, TEM, and light microscopy.
Assists with brain cutting (e.g., ultra-microtome, cryostat).
Maintains lab participant sample inventory, data, and lab reagents.
Maintains records and files of specimens prepared and photographed. Performs laboratory safety procedures and ensures compliance of quality control standards.
Other tasks assigned by supervisor.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Laboratory Science or a related laboratory field from an accredited college or university - OR - One year's experience in the preparation of tissue specimens for morphological analysis under a light and electron microscope, including sectioning and staining from paraffin or plastic blocks, in an approved laboratory.
1-2 years’ experience in an EM lab.
Knowledge of human anatomy, specifically brain.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer software for data generation and record keeping such as MS Word, MS Excel and Adobe Photoshop.
Ability to multi-task efficiently and time management.
Well organized, dependable and work as a team member to accomplish research goals.
Excellent communication skills with strong ability to organize, document, and analyze research data.
The hiring range for this position is $12.33 - $15.66 per hour.
This position is eligible for part-time benefits.� Please visit our website at hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R04.
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