Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
We are looking for a full-time technician to participate in their research in algal biology. The person hired will be the primary person responsible for the maintenance of laboratory cultures of noninfectious algae and the supervision of a stock culture library in addition to carrying out molecular biological experiments.
- Preparation of microbiological growth media and other solutions and buffers
- Routine lab chores, including cleaning and autoclaving flasks and test tubes and sterilizing pipette tips
- Ordering laboratory supplies
- Directed research, including plasmid construction and running DNA gels
-Perform other duties as assinged
Undergraduate degree or hight school diploma with appropriate laboratory experience in handling microbiological cultures. Responsibilities of this position include maintenance and handling of non-infectious photosynthetic bacterail cell cultures. Understanding of basic laboratory techniques, interest in learning additional laboratory skills, and desire to participate in biological research are required. Ability to work and participate in a large lab group setting and to handle concurrent tasks are necessary. Knowledge of and adherence to sterile technique are required, as is familiarity with Scientific /English terminology.
This is an entry level position appropriate for an individual with some experience interested in acquiring additional skills.
The hiring range for this position is $13.52 - $18.25 per hour.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide transcripts.
A strong background and interest in chemistry is preferred.
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