St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 40 Position Summary The Skeath lab in the Department of Genetics is seeking a Research Technician II to assist with experimentation (data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation), as well as general lab operations. The Skeath lab studies molecular mechanisms underlying neural and glial cell fate specification and neurodegeneration using the fruit fly model system. We are looking for candidates who have educational or training experience in the biological sciences and an enthusiasm for new challenges and opportunities. Job Description Primary Duties and Responsibilities Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research. Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc. Complies 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. Performs other duties as assigned. 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. Preferred Qualifications Prior experience in fruit fly research. 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. Required Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years. 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