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 Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position assists with research studies and assays involved in neuroscience and studying proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts research experiments and assays.
Uses microtome to slice fixed frozen tissue sections and performs immunohistochemical staining of tissue for stereological analysis.
Assists in managing the mouse colony.
Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Coordinates research project with other institutions and investigators.
Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning.
Performs literature research on specified topics.
Assists with overseeing research technicians and students.
Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with two to three years of experience in laboratory operations.
Knowledge of federal compliance for Environmental Health and Safety, as well as IACUC animal compliance.
Animal husbandry experience.
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 $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R07.
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.
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.
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