This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine - Center for Pharmacogenomics located at the Medical School Campus.
Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials.
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.
Optimizes PCR assays, performs high-throughput PCR, and prepares plasmid constructs using standard molecular biology techniques.
Performs mammalian cell culture work, including plasmid transfection and downstream assays.
Maintains organized lab notebooks and electronic files documenting assay performance and development.
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.
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.
Previous experience with any or all of the following would be an advantage: molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, high-throughput assays and sequencing technology.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other laboratory staff.
Strong communication skills with laboratory staff and investigators.
Basic molecular biology skills, including reliable PCR, are highly preferred.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Sound knowledge of standard computer software and general lab equipment.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
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.
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.
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
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