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 part-time and works approximately 20 - 30 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Otolaryngology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
There is an opportunity to join the laboratory of Dr. Michael Anne Gratton. We study how metabolic stress affects hearing ability using mouse models to determine if pharmacological treatment prevents hearing loss and can be translated to humans.
Other aspects of the research program are assessment of hearing ability, molecular biology, light and electron microscopy.
Bachelor’s degree in cell biology, physiology or a related discipline.
Candidates with additional experience and/or higher degrees are also encouraged to apply.
Two or more years of experience in a research laboratory setting.
Experience with mouse husbandry, including breeding and genotyping, is highly desired.
Ability to meticulously maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Troubleshooting skills, as well as independent analytical thinking and research planning skills.
Knowledge of computer software (Microsoft 365, Adobe Acrobat) and general lab equipment.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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.
This position works in a laboratory environment with exposure to biological, chemical hazards. The individual must be willing to handle mice and have the ability to wear protective equipment.
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.
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