Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Responsible for maintenance of clinical specimen biorepository and facilitating the biochemistry and molecular biology research of a medium-sized lab group. Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists investigator with organization and maintenance of a biorepository of clinical samples.
Performs assays including preparation of frozen tissue, biochemistry, RT-qPCR, and immunohistochemistry.
Assists in research studies, experiments, and assays including collection of data, cell culture maintenance, preparation of solutions, and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Maintains detailed lab notebook containing research data and assists with data entry.
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.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related area and 1+ year of experience in a research laboratory setting.
Prior evidence of successful biochemistry and molecular biology experience.
Ability to use hands for fine motor tasks such as pipetting.
Ability to think critically with excellent written and oral communication skills.
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.
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.
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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