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 Department of Molecular Microbiology. The position is located at McDonnell Pediatric Research Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Provides critically complex research and experimentation allowing the advancement of scientific analysis and discovery. Serves as a subject matter expert offering support, training and guidance relative to the discipline/area. May participate and or present on the research developed, or the established work of those within the lab. Exhibits a high degree of independent problem solving and ability to conduct research on assigned projects.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work independently to perform/lead complex experiments on projects according to established research protocols under general direction of the PI. This work may include the development of new methods and assays based on literature review or preliminary findings.
Suggests technical/ procedural improvements in various methods. May develop and optimize experimental procedures and protocols. Provide high level troubleshooting to advance processes or lab procedures.
Records, organizes and formalizes research results and findings ensuring data quality. Work independently to perform complex statistical analysis of data and generate summary tables and figures. Assists with generation of reports, figures and summaries for use in publications or presentations.
May contribute in the writing of manuscripts for publication or present findings at internal or external meetings.
Explain methods, lead or train other personnel or observers, but also work as part of the team to assure progress on projects of importance to the laboratory.
Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures
Master’s degree in a related field with 7 years of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience equaling at least 10 years.
M.Sc. in Biology, Molecular Biology, or Biotechnology and it is preferred that 2 out of the 7 years of experience be of working full time on independent projects in a research laboratory.
Demonstrated competency in medium throughout cell-based assays including basic tissue culture, sterile technique, generation of chemical stocks, serial dilution of standards, enzymatic and immunological assays.
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 including programs for quantitative analyses, graphing, and statistical analysis.
Familiarity with general lab equipment including analytical balances, plate readers, and spectrophotometers.
The hiring range for this position is $47,476 - $52,790 annually.
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:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R09.
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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