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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician II - Pathology & Immunology - Laboratory & Genomic Medicine - 50861 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 and Immunology, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: This position, in the laboratory of Dr. Nima Mosammaparast, assists with the technical aspects of studies related to how cells repair their DNA and respond to DNA damaging agents. Experiments include protein purification, cell culture, high resolution microscopy, routine molecular biology, as well as documentation and preparation of materials for these experiments. 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 (such as those required for protein purification, cell culture, and molecular biology). 2. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research. 3. Coordinates tissue culture, reagents, probe tests, etc. 4. Performs PCR, DNA and RNA extraction, cell culture, protein purification and protein interaction analysis. 5. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. 6. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures. 7. Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning. 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 * Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a similar field. * At least one year of experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry laboratory. * 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. 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 Technician II - Pathology & Immunology - Laboratory & Genomic Medicine - 50861 Job ID: 50861 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

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