Washington University of St. Louis Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Essential Functions


The Research/Lab Tech II provides support for the PI by performing experiments, maintaining lab supplies and equipment, and providing documentation of daily lab activities.


  1. Carry out independent experiments under the supervision of the PI on a project that aims to investigate arterial mechanical behavior in mouse models of human disease.
  2. Coordinates ordering and stocking of lab supplies and reagents.
  3. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
  4. Assist PI in training undergraduate and graduate students on experimental techniques.
  5. Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in biology, engineering, or related disciplines.
  • Experience with biochemical techniques and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior research experience in biomedical engineering or cell biology/physiology research lab; small animal handling (i.e., rodents); soft tissue mechanics; histological analysis of cells and tissues; basic statistics.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.

Salary Range

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.

Applicant Special Instructions

Working at a lab bench, standing or sitting, some lifting of supplies and equipment, using office equipment, using chemicals with approved safety precautions.

EOE Statement

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.

Job Title: Research/Lab Technician II - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - 41173

Job ID: 41173

Location: School of Engineering

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular