Research Technician II - Psychiatry - 49970 | 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 Psychiatry.  This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions: POSITION SUMMARY: This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments, including documentation and preparation of materials.  Performs experiments with mice to evaluate the impact of novel antidepressant treatments. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment. Assists with small animal procedures. Performs data collection and analysis with Matlab. Makes solutions, prepares reagents, and trains mice. 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. Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years. Preferred Qualifications: Good dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Good organizational skills. Ability to think flexibly and independently to troubleshoot and interpret experimental results. Good basic lab skills, including making solutions, pipetting, coding, and rodent use and care. Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators. Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour. 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 . Applicant Special Instructions: WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.  The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals. Internal Applicant Instruction: This position is grade R06. 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. 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.