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Washington University of St. Louis Senior Research Technician - Psychiatry - 50180 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 Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: This position independently performs experiments and assays related to isolation of single cell/nuclei from fresh frozen tissue, library preparation for the 10X genomic controller. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Performs sample preparation, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, Next-generation sequencing library preparation, and biochemical assays (e.g. gradient separation). 2. Provides for data entry and current data files on research projects. Monitors data to ensure consistent quality. 3. Performs preliminary quality control analysis of RNA data. 4. Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. 5. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures. 6. Assists in the training and development of technicians, acting as a group leader. Required Qualifications Master's degree and up to two years of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years. Preferred Qualifications * Experience working with 10X genomics controller; single-cell/nuclei isolation; molecular, cellular, and biochemical research techniques including: DNA/RNA isolation methods, PCR, gel electrophoresis, Next-generation sequencing library preparation, and biochemical assays (e.g. gradient separation). * Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and for technical publications. * 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 $17.00 - $22.96 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 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: Senior Research Technician - Psychiatry - 50180 Job ID: 50180 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular