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Washington University of St. Louis Research/Lab Assistant - Chemistry (Biochemistry) - 51439 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Chemistry (Biochemistry). This position is for the Danforth Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: The Jackrel Lab is interested in hiring a research assistant to work in the lab. We study protein folding and misfolding, and how protein misfolding can lead to neurodegenerative disease. For more information about our research interests, please visit: https://sites.wustl.edu/jackrel/. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Conduct independent experiments for research projects. 2. Order and organize laboratory supplies. 3. Assist with general laboratory maintenance responsibilities (i.e. washing glassware, preparing media). 4. Train other laboratory members in techniques and instrumentation use. 5. Attend laboratory meetings and prepare presentations of data. 6. Maintain instrumentation and facilitate repairs. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, or related field and two years of related experience. Preferred Qualifications * One or more years of experience working full- or part-time in a laboratory. * Basic skills in molecular biology, pure protein biochemistry, and/or yeast genetics. * Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, general laboratory experience, and ability to multitask. Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 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. 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/Lab Assistant - Chemistry (Biochemistry) - 51439 Job ID: 51439 Location: Danforth - Main Campus Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular