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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician I - Pathology & Immunology - Immunobiology - 50701 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 Pathology & Immunology, Division of Immunobiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This position is responsible for assisting with the technical aspects in a research setting; performs routine tests with direction from the supervisor, manager or higher-level technician. Assists with mouse models, cell culture, and cell-based assays.


  1. Assists the investigator or higher-level technician with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, collection of samples, cell isolation, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
  2. Assists with mouse colony maintenance and genotyping. Performs record keeping using unique software.
  3. Maintains files on research and assists with data entry.
  4. Assists with general lab maintenance (preparing reagents, tissue cultures, etc.) and cleaning.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Prior experience in animal husbandry and colony management.
  • Comfortable working with computer software and knowledge of general lab equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $13.80 - $15.97 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.


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


This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive 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 Technician I - Pathology & Immunology - Immunobiology - 50701

Job ID: 50701

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular