Research/Laboratory Technician II - Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR67403
The Setton Laboratory has an immediate need for an individual to work with a multidisciplinary orthopaedic research group studying pathomechanisms and treatment strategies for spine and joint diseases. The individual will be assisting with processing analyses of results from pre-clinical and in vitro models of musculoskeletal pathology including microscopy, histology, medical imaging, and associated computer code development. The individual will also contribute to new protocol development for optical and electrical measurements of neuronal cells and other cell types in animal models of pathology.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to contribute to original research projects in the laboratory and to assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals and presentations, as well as to help with the training of undergraduate engineering students.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with all aspects of pre-clinical models of musculoskeletal pathology, including protocol management, procurement, breeding, working alongside surgeons as needed, and supporting behavioral analysis.
Assist with optical assays of calcium imaging in studies of ion channel activation for neuronal cell populations and other cell types of relevance to musculoskeletal disease.
Assist with overseeing students in working with animal models and data analysis.
Support equipment and contribute to processing, embedding, microtome cutting and mounting of tissue, as well as cryostat sectioning; perform routine and special staining techniques.
Contribute to writing of protocols, scientific articles and development of figures to be used in manuscripts and grant preparation.
Contribute to maintenance of laboratory equipment and purchasing/receiving as needed.
Contribute to organization of weekly laboratory meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Experience in animal handling, microscopy, cellular electrophysiology, histological processing and sectioning, and immunochemistry (including histological staining, immunoblotting, and ELISA).
General laboratory management.
Excellent teaming and oral communication skills.
Attention to detail and proficient note-taking skills in all lab work.
Diligence in meeting deadlines for protocol development, working with collaborators, grant deadlines and more.
Bachelorâ™s degree or a combination of education and experience to equal four years.
$16.08 - $25.12 / 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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