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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position requires work with potential bio and chemical hazards (e.g., blood, needles, lipopolysaccharides). We abide by environmental health and safety guidelines to minimize risk.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Somers Family Hall on the Danforth Campus. The position requires infrequent travel between the Danforth and School of Medicine campuses.
This position works on research investigating mental health and biomarkers (e.g., inflammation) across three generations (i.e., grandparents, parents, children).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with participant recruitment and scheduling.
Coordinate undergraduate research assistants and other research staff.
Develop and maintain self-report and behavioral data acquisition protocols.
Draw and process blood samples. Manage samples and maintain lab equipment.
Conduct inflammation assays from basal samples as well as stimulated (i.e., LPS and dexamethasone).
Assist with longitudinal dataset management (i.e., maintain ongoing databases and generate datasets for research questions).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, or a related field and one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years.
Prior research experience in a psychology research lab, though relevant coursework or research in related fields might count towards experience.
Phlebotomy certification (LaDonna Gaines at WUSTL) (can be acquired on job).
Human subjects training (can be acquired on job).
Environmental health and safety training (can be acquired on job).
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Experience with SPSS and/or R statistical programs, Excel, programming (e.g., Python).
Blood and saliva ELISA experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and planning skills.
Ability to work independently, and take initiative.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. The ability to work unusual hours (e.g., on weekends to accommodate the schedules of children) is required.
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.
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.