Senior Research Technician - Molecular Microbiology
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR65237
The Whelan lab studies gene expression and viral-host interactions in RNA viruses, including coronavirus/SARS-CoV-2 and Ebola.
This position independently performs complex research studies, experiments and assays.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Performs complex analysis/projects according to research protocols, explaining methods and procedures to other technicians.
Provides for data entry and current data files on research projects. Monitors data to ensure consistent quality.
May perform preliminary statistical analysis of data.
Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists in the training and development of technicians, acting as a group leader.
This position works in 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.
Strong experience in primer design, PCR, qPCR, DNA extraction, and sequence analysis.
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.
Masterâ™s degree with two years of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years.
$17.86 - $30.39 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
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