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 (~40 hour per week), Monday through Friday and occasionally Saturday and Sunday for the On-call program.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Siteman Cancer Center . This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Siteman Cancer Center is seeking an organized and motivated individual to join the molecular biology group within the Tissue Procurement Core (TPC) shared research laboratory. This position is responsible for a broad range of molecular laboratory tasks needed to support cancer and other biomedical research studies. Duties include isolation of nucleic acids from human tissue and fluid sources, basic laboratory equipment maintenance, and support of general quality control functions needed for laboratory operations. A successful candidate will have experience isolating nucleic acids from tissue and fluid sources, will have strong clerical accuracy, solid written and verbal communication skills, exceptional organization and time-management skills and will be capable of using and maintaining traditional laboratory equipment.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Isolation of nucleic acids from human specimen sources (cells, tissue, fluids)
Perform data entry into biospecimen inventory management system to track specimen processing, creation, storage, retrieval and distribution for many different cancer and other medical research projects.
Perform general maintenance of equipment (e.g. centrifuge, freezers) and maintain thorough and detailed records of execution.
Monitor and evaluate laboratory supplies to ensure consistent and adequate supply for laboratory activities, assisting with general supply orders.
Participate in the On-Call program for monitoring storage equipment and environmental systems required for storage of biospecimens (non-business hours).
Perform Quality Control and Quality Assurance functions for biorepository activities defined in the TPC Quality Management System. Activities include review, revision, and compliance with all laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other controlled documents, incident reporting and investigation, implementation of Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA), maintenance of training records, and compliance with all laboratory safety procedures.
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 nucleic acid isolation techniques and good eye hand coordination.
Strong computer skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to 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 scientific investigators and be able to communicate and represent the Tissue Procurement Core and Siteman Cancer Center in a professional manner.
The hiring range for this position is $14.87 - $20.07 per hour.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
Work in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and extreme temperature (liquid nitrogen, dry ice) hazards.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (lab coat, gloves, eye protection).
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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