Washington University of St. Louis Research Assistant - Pediatrics Genetics & Genomics - 42091 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 Pediatrics Genetics & Genomics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Position assists with histology based research studies, experiments, preparation of material, and documentation.


  1. Conducts research experiments involving histology, staining and microscopy.
  2. Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
  3. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  4. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  5. Coordinates research project with other institutions and investigators.
  6. Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning.

Required Qualifications

Equivalent of bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of experience in laboratory operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to perform histology, immunostaining and quantitative microscopy strongly preferred.
  • Ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research, and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in field.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 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 laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive 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 Assistant - Pediatrics Genetics & Genomics - 42091

Job ID: 42091

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular