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 position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position performs routine and/or special molecular assay on blood, body fluids, and solid tissue; assists with all technical aspects of clinical and research studies and experiments, including preparation of materials and all appropriate documentation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs high-complexity assays according to laboratory standard operating procedures, including instrument maintenance and assay troubleshooting; may perform special assays with supervision by the laboratory manager.
Recognizes problem situations and participates in problem solving; informs laboratory manager of unusual situations and requests technical assistance.
Assists with validation of new assays; compiles data for supervisory review; utilizes specific analysis, database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.
Complies with all regulatory and client requirements for testing and documentation.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures and regulatory policies.
Coordinates and maintains ordering of all reagents, consumables, and other regularly used office supplies.
Assists with education and training of laboratory personnel with regard to laboratory procedures and compliance of established regulatory procedures.
Demonstrates a general understanding of assay methods, clinical relevance, and standard operating procedures; participates in relevant continuing education programs and seminars.
Assists laboratory manager with other duties and special projects as needed.
Performs initial statistical analysis and review of data; prepares initial result reports for supervisory review.
Master’s degree with two years of experience or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of laboratory experience.
ASCP certified or eligible for certification within one year.
Clinical lab experience highly preferred.
Experience processing specimens also highly preferred.
Medical Tech certification and clinical lab processing experience highly preferred.
Ability to process PBMCs and leukopaks.
Understanding of clinic trial research process and procedures.
Ability to learn a detailed specimen management system.
The hiring range for this position is $23.14 - $28.93 per hour
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.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position has an occasional on call requirement.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.