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Washington University of St. Louis Research Assistant - Pediatrics - Genetics & Genomics - 51672 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, Division of Genetics & Genomics. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: The Sardiello laboratory uses mouse models of human genetic disease to investigate the cellular and molecular causes of the disease and identify and test candidate therapeutic targets. The lab also studies various cellular pathways (with a special focus on lysosomal degradation and autophagy) using unique cell systems developed in the past years. The Research Assistant will actively participate in most lab projects by managing the mouse colony and assisting with experiments in cell biology and molecular biology (DNA extraction, PCR, plasmid preparation, cell transfection, Western blot, etc.). The Research Assistant will also oversee the organization of the lab’s banks of plasmids, cells, and specimens. The lab will provide brief trainings for each technique in use in the lab. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Conducts research experiments and assays. 2. Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved. 3. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research. 4. Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc. 5. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. 6. Coordinates research project with other institutions and investigators. 7. Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it. 8. Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning. 9. Performs literature searches on specified topics. Required Qualifications Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with two to three years of experience in laboratory operations. Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research, and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in field. Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour. Pre-Employment Screening 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. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. Applicant Special Instructions WORKING CONDITIONS: 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. 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 Assistant - Pediatrics - Genetics & Genomics - 51672 Job ID: 51672 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular