Our laboratory models human genetic disorders in the nematode, C. elegans. The ultimate goal of our research is to better understand the disease and develop therapeutic strategies for treatment. We utilize well-established genetic tools and cutting-edge high-throughput technology to identify genetic and chemical modifiers that alter disease outcome.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques including DNA, RNA, protein isolation and purification; PCR, reverse transcription PCR, Immunoblot, ELISA.
Experience with microscopy (dissection, compound, confocal, EM).
Working knowledge of Excel, Photoshop, Prism and Microsoft Office suite.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records.
Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Candidates with prior experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or cell biology with at least a bachelorâ™s degree are encouraged to apply.
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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.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
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