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 37.5 hours per week.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or a related discipline.
Prior laboratory experience in electrophysiology.
Interest in learning and applying new techniques.
Excellent organization and communication skills.
Ability to organize and maintain electronic laboratory records.
Knowledge of animal husbandry, basic wet lab skills, and electrophysiology lab instruments.
Ability to organize and maintain paper laboratory and husbandry records.
Ability to use the University software to order laboratory supplies and equipment.
Ability to order laboratory supplies and equipment.
Previous experience with word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail.
Ability to use basic computer programs.
Responsible for assisting with laboratory duties in a research setting including: setting, operating and maintaining lab equipment, performing electrophysiology experiments, analyzing data, maintaining accurate laboratory records, attending lab meetings, ordering lab supplies, assisting with animal care, preparing required lab solutions/reagents, and performing other job-related duties as required.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with animal procedures. Perform electrophysiology experiments and collect research data.
Assist with preparation/maintenance of protocols for experiments on animals.
Responsible for the daily care, monitoring and enrichment of research animals.
Purchase items requested by lab members and anticipate the need for other items not requested.
Maintain lab research, safety and purchasing records.
Train new personnel and supervise occasional undergraduate researchers.
Ensure compliance with University and laboratory safety regulations. Monitor safety training of lab members and perform monthly inspections.
Monitor and foster the proper handling of hazardous and biohazard waste.
Contribute significantly to fostering a positive working environment for lab members.
Facilitate the execution of tasks, such as routine lab chores, preparation of lab solutions/reagents, and regular maintenance or cleaning of equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned (assist with animal care, required lab solutions/reagent, etc.).
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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:
This position includes exposure to research animals and chemicals which requires protective devices and safety training.
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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