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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician II - Pathology & Immunology - Neuropathology - 51996 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. This position will involve on call weekends on a rotation basis. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, Division of Neuropathology. 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. Where appropriate, training will be provided. This position will report to the principal investigator of a neuropathology core laboratory facility. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Prepares histology sections by processing brain tissue and embedding, staining, and cutting prepared sections. 2. Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment. 3. Stores and retrieves specimens from storage locations. 4. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research. 5. Prepares solutions, reagents, probe tests, etc., with human brain specimens. 6. Complies 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. 9. Participates in weekly lab meeting. 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 laboratory experience or equivalent expertise in neuroanatomy, pathology, or biochemistry. * 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, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment. The individual must also be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time. 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 - Pathology & Immunology - Neuropathology - 51996 Job ID: 51996 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular