St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 40 Position Summary Job Description There is an opportunity to join the joint lab project overseen by Dr. Ryan Fields (Surgical Oncology) and Dr. Chris Maher (Genomics) to study the role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cancer biology and progression.  Work in the lab includes molecular biology, genetics/genomics, cell culture, and overseeing and working daily with small animal (murine) models of cancer. Preferred Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree and two years of experience in lab-based research.  Candidates with additional education and experience are encouraged to apply. Experience with in vivo mouse work. Comfort and familiarity with handling mice and performing small animal procedures. Experience with molecular techniques (PCR), flow cytometry, and tissue culture . Familiarity with laboratory and research software (Microsoft Excel/RedCap).  Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated abilities with the Microsoft Office Suite. Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload. Required Qualifications Candidates with prior experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or cell biology with at least a bachelorâ™s degree are encouraged to apply. Grade 00 Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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 Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits. EEO/AA Statement Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. Diversity Statement Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply. Applicant Instructions When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two âQuick Applyâ? options. Quick Apply allows you to either use a previous application or create a new application using a resume to populate the work experience and education sections of your job application. If using a resume to populate your application, check to ensure the application fields populated accurately. You may skip the âQuick Applyâ? page by clicking âNextâ? at the bottom of the page. Documents may be uploaded in the My Experience section of the application. You also have the option to apply with a Linkedin feature, which allows you to apply by using your Linkedin profile to populate some of the job application fields.