Washington University of St. Louis Radiation Oncology 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 Radiation Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


A position is available in Dr. Carl DeSelm’s group to work on CAR T-cells for solid tumors. Our ultimate goal is to develop new cures for cancer patients by modifying immune cells. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has dramatically improved the long-term survival of relapsed/refractory leukemia patients, demonstrating that we can achieve new levels of cure for aggressive and otherwise terminal cancers using this strategy. We are specifically working to extend this technology to a wider range of cancers. The laboratory is currently utilizing screening techniques to test the efficacy of various new CARs against solid tumors (currently pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, glioblastoma, and prostate cancer). These techniques require handling many different types of tumor cell lines in culture, and many plates of cells, over the course of each experiment.

This position is responsible for assisting with laboratory duties in a research setting and performs routine tests with direction from supervisor, manager or higher level technician.


  1. Assists investigator or higher level technician with research studies, experiments and assays including cell culture, collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
  2. Maintains files on research and assists with data entry.
  3. Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent sterile cell culture technique.
  • At least one year of experience working with sterile tissue culture.
  • Ability to manage a number of different cell cultures, over time.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Working knowledge of computer software.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $12.70 - $15.97 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.


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 I - Radiation Oncology - 41558

Job ID: 41558

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular