Washington University of St. Louis Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing of activities.

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This opportunity is in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Fields. Work in the lab includes the collection, processing, and annotation of patient samples for life science and biomedical research. Patient samples are stored or immediately distributed to both internal and external investigators for research focused on diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors. Additionally, the position offers the opportunity to be involved in research projects in the Fields laboratory that focus on establishing in vitro and in vivo models of tumor biology. In the in vitro model, the goal is to re-create the tumor microenvironment in a 3-dimensional model of vascularized tumor. The in vivo model is a humanized mouse model to study cancer therapy in an autologous, immune-competent environment.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Experience with basic cell biology applications (e.g. handling of human cells).
  • Must be comfortable working with human and mouse specimens (tissue and blood).
  • Capable of maintaining and operating basic laboratory equipment.
  • Prior experience working with database applications (e.g. Microsoft Access) and tissue culture is preferred but not essential.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

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.

Job Title: Research Opportunities - Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery - 41265

Job ID: 41265

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular