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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Siteman Cancer Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Siteman Cancer Center is seeking an organized and motivated individual with experience in molecular biology techniques to join the Tissue Procurement Core (TPC) shared research resource facility. This position is responsible for a range of activities needed to manage nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) specimen processing to support many of the institution’s cutting-edge biomedical research projects in cancer and other human diseases. Duties include: isolation of nucleic acids from human tissue and fluid sources, laboratory equipment maintenance, and duties required to support high quality, regulated laboratory processes through document revision, procedure review, technical troubleshooting, and error reporting and investigation. A successful candidate will have experience in a research or clinical molecular laboratory that has processed human tissue and fluid specimens under strict quality control guidelines, will be capable of using and maintaining traditional laboratory equipment, and will have strong computer, communication, organization, and time management skills.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Isolation of nucleic acids from a variety of human specimen sources (cells, tissue, fluids)
Perform data entry into biospecimen inventory management system to track specimen processing, derivation, storage, and distribution.
Support retrieval and distribution of stored biospecimens for investigator research projects.
Maintain training records to ensure compliance with laboratory Quality Management System
Comply with all laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.
Comply with all laboratory Safety procedures.
Participate in review/revision of Standard Operating Procedures and other controlled documents.
Support incident reporting, investigation, and implementation of corrective and preventative actions to improve laboratory operations.
Perform general maintenance of equipment (e.g. centrifuge, spectrophotometer, incubators, freezers, refrigerators) and maintain thorough and detailed records of execution.
Execute procedure and equipment Quality Control functions outlined in the TPC Quality Management System.
Participate in the TPC On-Call program for monitoring laboratory equipment and environmental systems after normal business hours.
Equivalent of Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years experience in laboratory operations.
Experience working with, and maintaining, standard molecular laboratory equipment.
Experience with standard processing techniques and good eye hand coordination.
Strong computer skills and experience working with Laboratory Information Management Systems.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Maintain complete and organized records.
Exceptional time management skills, ability to multitask, trouble-shoot and work independently with appropriate guidance from Management.
Position requires ongoing interaction with faculty, trainees, and staff in the Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University School of Medicine. Candidate must possess an aptitude for patience, professionalism, tactfulness and empathy for needs of multiple research investigators and be able to communicate and represent the Tissue Procurement Core and Siteman Cancer Center in a professional matter
The hiring range for this position is $14.87 to $20.07 per hour.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Full time (~40 hour per week), Monday through Friday and occasionally Saturday and Sunday for the On-call program.
Work in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and extreme temperature (liquid nitrogen, dry ice) hazards.
Must be physically able to wear personal protective equipment.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R07.
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.
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