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Washington University of St. Louis Postbaccalaureate Researcher - Developmental Biology - 50338 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

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

Department Name/Job Location

This program is co-coordinated by the Department of Developmental Biology and the Center of Regenerative Medicine.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

This is an immersive laboratory experience designed to provide recent college graduates with additional research experience to make them competitive for advanced careers in biomedical science. This program is focused on providing research experience in modern developmental biology and diverse regenerative medicine labs. Postbaccalaureate researchers will also participate in career development workshops and seminars.

This program is designed to primarily be a research-focused program, where the participants will spend most of their time in the laboratory of a selected mentor. However, it will also provide additional training and opportunities for participants to achieve readiness in three main areas: readiness for research, readiness for academics, and readiness for self-presentation. This will be accomplished through a curriculum that provides educational opportunities in addition to training in the laboratory. Among these will be opportunities to attend tailored workshops, seminars, research forums, and graduate-level classes. A major focus in the second year will be workshops on preparing a Curriculum Vitae and applying to graduate school.

The participant performs research and analysis, as well as technical aspects of studies and experiments, including documentation and preparation of materials.

Individuals accepted into the program will be designated as salaried employees for a period of up to two years and will be eligible for University sponsored benefits, including health insurance.

Full details of the program can be found at: https://sites.wustl.edu/devbioregenmedpostbacc/.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Works under the supervision of senior personnel on research project/s providing independent complex research support.
  2. Presents results of research activities to peers and supervisors in written and/or verbal presentation or form.
  3. Through active research and analysis gains proficiency in essential aspects of research, which may include some or all of the following: conducting experiments, assays, collection of data, preparation of solutions, tissue culture, animal care and maintenance, and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
  4. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  5. Attends meetings, educational workshops and seminars to prepare for advanced study.
  6. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Demonstrated ability for attention to detail.
  • Effective analysis skills.

Salary Range

The hiring salary for this position is $2,964 monthly.

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.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

Applicant Special Instructions

All application materials should be submitted by March 31, 2021 for full consideration. Please save resume and all supplemental documents as one file and upload where you are asked for resume.

  1. Resume
  2. Your research interests, career goals, and why you wish to participate in this program. If you have not had previous research experience and/or scientific education, you may address it here. Please also briefly address your interest in developmental biology and/or regenerative medicine. No more than 2 pages, 11 pt. font (Arial or Times New Roman), 1 inch margins, single spaced.
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. From the list of faculty mentors, please indicate who you would be interested in working with (https://sites.wustl.edu/devbioregenmedpostbacc/faculty/).
  5. Two letters of recommendation. Please have your references submit their letters directly to DBRMpostbacc@email.wustl.edu no later than the March 31, 2021 for full consideration.

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: Postbaccalaureate Researcher - Developmental Biology - 50338

Job ID: 50338

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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