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Washington University of St. Louis Research Assistant - Neurosurgery - 45677 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 Neurosurgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This position supports pediatric neurosurgical research across the continuum of experimental models and studies. In addition to routine cellular and molecular research techniques, this research assistant will assist with research studies, experiments, preparation of material, and documentation.


  1. Conducts research experiments and assays, including primary cell culture experiments using approved Standard Operating Procedures.

  2. Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.

  3. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.

  4. Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.

  5. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. Assists with Environmental Health and Safety documentation.

  6. Coordinates research project with other institutions and investigators.

  7. Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.

  8. Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning, including lab equipment, animal procedure room, and freezers.

  9. Performs literature research on specified topics.

Required Qualifications

Equivalent of bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years experience in laboratory operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate well with laboratory staff and investigators.
  • Ability to be a team player, willingness to learn, highly motivated, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot experimental techniques and to interpret/analyze data from histological and molecular biological experiments.
  • Excellent multitasking skills are highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research, and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in the field.

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.

Department Summary

The Department of Neurological Surgery provides comprehensive patient care services, from diagnosis through treatment. In existence since 1919, the department offers its services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, both nationally recognized for excellence. Both hospitals are the most technologically advanced in the region, offering patients the latest in diagnosis and treatment.


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 invididual 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 Assistant - Neurosurgery - 45677

Job ID: 45677

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular