Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research technician II

Job Number: 54534

Location: St. Louis, US

Job Description

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary
The Hallahan Lab in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine has an opening for a motivated technician. The lab develops cancer targeting antibodies for imaging and therapeutic applications. The position will include (but may not be limited to) a focus on tissue culture, molecular biology, protein chemistry and animal care. This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials. 


Job Description
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Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions


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.


Preferred Qualifications

Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and technical publications.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Prior experience in cell and molecular biology or related fields.
Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well independently and as a member of a research team.
Demonstrated working knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures, and equipment.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.





Salary Range
Base pay is commensurate with experience. 


The 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. 


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Pre-Employment Screening
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. 


Benefits Statement
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 to view a summary of benefits. 


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply. 


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Application Deadline: 2023-09-26


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