Senior Research Technician - Developmental Biology | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 40 Position Summary The Theunissen Lab in the Department of Developmental Biology and Center of Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis investigates the molecular mechanisms regulating pluripotent stem cells and their applications in regenerative medicine. A major focus of our work is to define the signaling pathways that govern the self-renewal and differentiation of distinct states of human pluripotency, and to establish novel stem cell models of early human development and disease. We are currently seeking to recruit a senior research technician to assist with the technical aspects of our studies including both tissue culture and molecular biology. This position independently performs complex research studies, experiments, and assays. Job Description Primary Duties and Responsibilities Performs complex analyses/projects according to research protocols, explaining methods and procedures to other technicians. Performs mammalian tissue culture. Performs molecular biology techniques, including DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, quantitative RT-PCR analysis, and Western blotting. Performs immunohistochemistry and fluorescence microscopy. Assists with the preparation of critical reagents, maintenance of general lab supplies, and ensures that equipment is properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures. Assists with the implementation and supervision of laboratory safety procedures. Provides for data entry and current data files on research projects and monitors data to ensure consistent quality. May perform preliminary statistical analysis of data. 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 in the training and development of technicians, acting as a group leader. Working Conditions This position works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals. Preferred Qualifications 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. Strong troubleshooting skills. Ability to communicate effectively with the supervisor, as well as other researchers . Required Qualifications Masterâ™s degree with two years of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years. Grade R08-H Salary Range $17.34 - $29.50 / Hourly The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. 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. 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