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Washington University of St. Louis Research/Lab Technician II - Chemistry - 51409 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Occasional work at night or on weekends may be required based on experimental requirements. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Chemistry. This position is for the Danforth Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: The Jackrel Lab is interested in hiring a research technician to work in the lab. Responsibilities will include performing independent research under the supervision of other scientists in the lab and assisting in the general organization and running of 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. Conducts independent research projects. 2. Orders and organizes laboratory supplies. 3. Assists with general laboratory maintenance responsibilities (i.e. washing glassware, preparing media). 4. Trains other laboratory members in techniques and instrumentation use. 5. Attends laboratory meetings and prepares presentations of data. 6. Maintains instrumentation and facilitates repairs. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, or related areas and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years in a related field. Preferred Qualifications * Basic skills in molecular biology, pure protein biochemistry, and/or yeast genetics. * Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as organizational skills. * General laboratory experience. * Ability to multitask. 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 involves exposure to a typical biochemistry laboratory environment with no specific chemical hazards. The ability to lift 20 pounds to organize and store laboratory supplies is required. 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 Technician II - Chemistry - 51409 Job ID: 51409 Location: Danforth - Main Campus Regular/Temporary: Regular