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About this Job

Under the direction of the Principal investigator, this position will support laboratory researchers with the technical aspects of studies and experiments in a research lab studying human immune response to viral infection and microbiome using human blood samples and mouse models. 

  1. Maintain mouse colonies, breeding and genotyping.
  2. Prepare plasmid or genomic DNA from bacteria, cells and human/animal blood and tissues.
  3. Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  4. 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:
  • Basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA electrophoresis, gel purification, and plasmid preparation.
  • General cell culture experience.
  • Willingness to handle mice.
  • General computer skills.
  • General understanding of scientific principles.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.

Salary Range:
The hiring range for this position is $14.07- $18.99 per hour.

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

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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.

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.

About Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and cultural diversity. Career opportunities abound in a variety of areas: business, administrative and clerical, research, student services, accounting and facilities support. Founded in 1853, the University ranks among the nation's leaders in higher education and research and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university that conducts a very high level of research activity (RU/VH). As the fourth-largest employer in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Washington University’s staff and faculty comprises more than 12,000 full- and part-time employees. The University’s mission is to be recognized as both an employer of choice and an exemplary employer; in recent years, Washington University was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal among the city’s “Best Places To Work.”