Washington University of St. Louis Neuroscience in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neuroscience. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This position studies learning and memory in mouse models using advanced optical and electrophysiological recording techniques. Technician runs and assists with experiments including documentation and preparation of materials and contributes to general lab upkeep.


  1. Assists with research studies, experiments, and assays including animal surgeries, behavioral training, data collection, and data analysis.
  2. Performs neuroanatomy experiments such as brain fixation, sectioning, immunofluorescent antibody staining and tract tracing.
  3. Helps maintain lab mouse colony by setting up breeding pairs, weaning and genotyping.
  4. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  5. Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
  6. Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  7. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
  8. Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and up to 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years required.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with Matlab or similar scientific programming language.
  2. Experience working with rodents.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
  4. Ability to maintanin complete and organized records/reports.
  5. Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

Salary Range

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


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

Applicant Special Instructions

Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.

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 Technician II - Neuroscience - 40127

Job ID: 40127

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular