Washington University of St. Louis Pediatrics Newborn Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Newborn Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Technician employs C. elegans to identify and study the function of genes that cause rare disorders in humans, as a component of the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN). Part of team effort with other researchers and clinicians, candidate disease gene-variants are identified, knocked into the worm ortholog by CRISPR/Cas9 and phenotype assessed. Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials.


  1. Assists with research experiments and assays under supervision and independently.
  2. Under supervision and with PI direction, assists with modeling human genetic diseases in C. elegans. Edit genome using CRISPR technology and carry out detailed follow-up studies.
  3. Prepare, order, and maintain stocks of necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies.
  4. Maintain a high quality laboratory notebook and document experimental procedures and results.
  5. Attend weekly lab meetings to present results and plan experiments.
  6. Comply with established safety procedures and maintain required documentation.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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 Technician II - Pediatrics Newborn Medicine - 41014

Job ID: 41014

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular