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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician II - Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine - 50173 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, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The Horani lab is recruiting an individual for a position as a Research Technician, to work in a research laboratory setting within the Department of Pediatrics. The research technician will work alongside scientists and assist with the technical aspects of scientific studies, and cell and molecular biology experiments, as well in the documentation and preparation of materials for experiments. The research technician will join projects studying airway epithelial cell biology, and motile cilia biology.


  1. Assists with research studies, laboratory experiments and laboratory 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. Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
  4. Works with cell culture, including cell lines and primary human and mouse airway cells.
  5. Assists with molecular studies, including PCR, protein assays, gene expression assays, etc.
  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.

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

  • Work experience using tissue and cell culture, plasmid preparation, and protein assays is an advantage.

  • 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, chemical and radioactive 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 - Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine - 50173

Job ID: 50173

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular