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This position is part-time (20 hours/week) with a set schedule; however, there is some flexibility in what that schedule can be.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Molecular Microbiology Imaging Facility is a shared user core facility that provides fluorescence, confocal, and transmission electron microscopy to all members of the Washington University community.� An electron microscopy research technician is needed for processing and analysis of samples by transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with general duties necessary for the successful day-to-day operation of the lab such as ordering, checking inventory of supplies, maintenance of equipment, making reagents, and record keeping.
Process samples for transmission electron microscopy.� This includes all duties required for/or related to successful processing (fixation, sample handling and processing, sectioning, staining, immunolabeling).� To assure compliance with defined research protocols and consistency in carrying out those protocols.
Developing basic competence using transmission electron microscope and evaluating samples.� In addition, training and/or assisting individuals on the electron microscope.
Developing proficiency in using the laser scanning confocal microscope and the upright fluorescent microscope.� This includes developing basic competence for sample analysis and image acquisition, and eventually training individuals to use the systems and assisting with problems encountered.
The duties of this position will evolve in accordance with the demands on the Imaging Facility.� At times when there is a decline in TEM projects, duties will expand to processing samples and immunolabeling for fluorescence microscopy analysis, data transfer from fluorescence and confocal systems, and possible other aspects of these systems.
Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years required.
Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
Basic scientifc math/calculations skills are a must.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to work with multiple users on a variety of scientific projects that extend beyond microbiology to all areas of biomedical research.
Applicants should have the ability to work independetly and maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Applicants should also have working knowledge of computer (PC and Mac) software and general lab equipment.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 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.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
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