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 Pediatrics Infectious Diseases. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Malignancies develop due to accumulated DNA damage which can be caused by environmental exposures such as sunlight and tobacco smoke, and also by the process of aging. Children rarely have excessive exposure to environmental carcinogens, so the etiology of DNA damage in pediatric cancers is often unclear. Our lab, in the Department of Pediatrics, is interested not only in the sources of DNA damage that give rise to childhood malignancies, but also DNA damage responses – cellular signaling pathways activated in response to DNA mutations and breaks – that occur in cancer cells.
Our current research efforts are focused on basic mechanisms of cancer biology with the goal of improving outcomes for children with cancer. 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 including experimental assays in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.
Assists with collection and organization of data for the lab.
Participates in lab meetings and journal clubs.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on lab and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with general lab maintenance, 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.
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.
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.
Excellent candidates for this position will be highly reliable, scientifically curious, motivated, and organized.
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.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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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