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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician II - Otolaryngology - 49914 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 Otolaryngology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Using guinea pig as a model for hearing and deafness, we address questions related to how physiologic measurements can be used to understand the causes of hearing loss, for differential diagnosis, for treatment monitoring, and for studying the mechanisms of hearing.

This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments, including data collection and analysis.


  1. Assists with research studies and experiments, including preparation of solutions, anesthesia, soft tissue surgery, and data collection.
  2. Maintains detailed notes on experiments.
  3. Performs data entry and preliminary analyses.
  4. Maintains and routinely calibrates equipment.
  5. Assists with maintaining a guinea pig colony.
  6. Performs histological preparation of inner ear tissue, microscopy, and analyses using software.
  7. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  8. Assists with general lab management, which can include a broad variety of tasks such as ordering supplies and maintaining drug logs, as well as training future employees and trainees.

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

  • Prior experience with physiology experiments using small animals.
  • 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.


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


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 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 - Otolaryngology - 49914

Job ID: 49914

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular