The Department of Neurological Surgery provides comprehensive patient care services, from diagnosis through treatment. In existence since 1919, the department offers its services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, both nationally recognized for excellence. Both hospitals are the most technologically advanced in the region, offering patients the latest in diagnosis and treatment.
This position supports pediatric neurosurgical research across the continuum of experimental models and studies. In addition to routine cellular and molecular research techniques, this research assistant will assist with research studies, experiments, preparation of material, and documentation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts research experiments and assays, including primary cell culture experiments using approved Standard Operating Procedures.
Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. Assists with Environmental Health and Safety documentation.
Coordinates research project with other institutions and investigators.
Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning, including lab equipment, animal procedure room, and freezers.
Performs literature research on specified topics.
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.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery.� This position is for the Medical School Campus.
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate well with laboratory staff and investigators.
Ability to be a team player, willingness to learn, highly motivated, and attention to detail.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Ability to troubleshoot experimental techniques and to interpret/analyze data from histological and molecular biological experiments.
Excellent multitasking skills are highly desired.
Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research, and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in the field.
Equivalent of bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years experience in laboratory operations.
The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The invididual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
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.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.