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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician II - Neurology - 51422 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 Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments, including documentation and preparation of materials in a research lab studying proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Primary responsibilities will be to assist with animal colony maintenance and procedures, cell culture techniques, tissue extractions, tissue slicing and histology, and microscopic imaging in coordination with the senior person who oversees the project and processes. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment. 2. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research. 3. Assists with small animal colony maintenance and procedures. 4. Generates and maintains cell cultures. Implements planned culture experiments. 5. Uses microtome to slice fixed frozen tissue sections. 6. Performs immunohistochemical staining of tissue for stereological analysis. 7. Performs tissues extractions and completes biochemical assays. 8. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. 9. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures. 10. 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 * Small animal handling experience. * Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators. * Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports. * Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment. Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour. 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 WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and 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 - Neurology - 51422 Job ID: 51422 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

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