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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician II - Immunology - 49307 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours, but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments, including documentation and preparation of materials.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
  2. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  3. Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
  4. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  5. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
  6. Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience maintaining mouse colonies and/or willingness to handle mice.
  • Excellent basic lab skills, including aseptic techniques, making complex buffers and media.
  • Ability to precisely pipette and handle samples in an organized, high-throughput manner.
  • Experience in isolation of DNA and RNA from biological specimens, PCR, gel electrophoresis and preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries.
  • Prior experience with basic immunology techniques, including immune cell isolation from tissues, flow cytometry, tissue culture and performing ELISAs would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 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.

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 - Immunology - 49307

Job ID: 49307

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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