Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
The Jackrel Lab is interested in hiring a research technician to work in the lab. Responsibilities will include performing independent research under the supervision of other scientists in the lab and assisting in the general organization and running of the lab. We study protein folding and misfolding, and how protein misfolding can lead to neurodegenerative disease.
Assists with general laboratory maintenance responsibilities (i.e. washing glassware, preparing media).
Trains other laboratory members in techniques and instrumentation use.
Attends laboratory meetings and prepares presentations of data.
Maintains instrumentation and facilitates repairs.
Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, or related areas and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years in a related field.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Occasional work at night or on weekends may be required based on experimental requirements.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Chemistry. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Basic skills in molecular biology, pure protein biochemistry, and/or yeast genetics.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as organizational skills.
General laboratory experience.
Ability to multitask.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
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.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position involves exposure to a typical biochemistry laboratory environment with no specific chemical hazards. The ability to lift 20 pounds to organize and store laboratory supplies is required.
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