Research Assistant - Medical Oncology - 50009 | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

EOE Statement: 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. Job Type/Schedule: This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.   Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology.  This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions: POSITION SUMMARY: There is an opportunity for research in the laboratory of Dr. DeNardo. In general, the laboratory looks at understanding how immune responses shape and are shaped by malignancies (cancer). Where possible, our hope is to exploit these weaknesses to improve patient outcomes by enhancing response to conventional, targeted, or immunotherapeutics. At current the laboratory focuses heavily on immunotherapy and immunotherapy responsiveness. Position assists with small animal studies, experiments, preparation of material and documentation, and handles correlative analysis on human clinical samples. This is a laboratory research position and personnel would work as part of a larger team. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts and assists in cancer research experiments.  Handles clinical sample studies, performs data entry and maintains data files. Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved. Performs mouse genotyping, and/or small animal surgery, and relays results to team members. Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc. Coordinates research project with other investigators at WUSM or pharma-industry partners. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it. Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning. Performs literature searches on specified topics. Required Qualifications: Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with two to three years of experience in laboratory operations. Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour. Pre-Employment Screening: 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. Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:   https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7 . 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. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research, and record findings, with a focus on pursuit of advanced education in field. 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 and general lab equipment.