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 & Immunology, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Payton lab (https://wupathlabs.wustl.edu/payton/) studies the role of the epigenome in gene regulation in human disease pathogenesis. We integrate ‘omic discovery-driven approaches with follow-on mechanistic studies using in vitro cellular models. Current studies focus on characterizing long non-coding RNAs in normal and malignant lymphocytes, identifying epigenetic mechanisms of drug resistance in lymphoma, and elucidating viral mechanisms that directly modulate host immune response. For these projects, we use chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-) and RNA-sequencing, CRISPR genome and epigenome editing, as well as a range of molecular, biochemical, and cellular phenotyping studies.
This position assists with technical aspects of studies and experiments, lab organization, and documentation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with research studies, experiments and assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Maintains accurate and up to date notebook with experimental details as well as data files on research samples and processing.
Participates in lab meetings.
Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning, including supply ordering, buffer preparation, and electronic systems for cell and reagent organization.
Bachelor’s degree and up to 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years required.
Familiarity with basic science laboratory setting (experience with specific assays is not necessary).
Enthusiasm for experimental work.
Good verbal, written communication skills – the technician will be communicating frequently with other lab members, investigators, and staff within the medical school.
Preferred candidates for this position will be highly reliable, scientifically curious, motivated, and organized.
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.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://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.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
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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