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.
This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Internal Medicine – Bone and Mineral Division and is located in the BJCIOH building on the Medical School Campus.
Our lab is interested in the biology of bone forming cells and in particular in mechanisms of cell-cell interactions via adhesion and communication in health and disease conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer metastasis and deranged energy metabolism. Approaches include cellular and molecular imaging, biochemical assays and the use of mouse genetic models to recapitulate human disorders. The candidate will participate in research projects, including development of new project concepts, experimental design, data analysis, presentation and publication of results.
Applicant must have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The preferred candidate will have a strong background in biological techniques such as histology, immunohistochemistry, PCR, mammalian cell cultures, expression and analysis of proteins, mouse handling/surgery and/or other animal work. Not all techniques are required to apply. Other preferred qualifications include:
Demonstrated computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to store, analyze and present data (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
Highly motivated, eager and quick to learn, careful, organized, and reliable.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Troubleshooting skills, an ability to maintain complete and organized records, and a working knowledge of general lab equipment.
The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine is part of a dynamic multidisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to the study of local and systemic diseases affecting bone metabolism. The Division laboratories are located in the BJCIH building and are an integral part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
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