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 opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing of activities.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The opportunity is in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Fields and focuses primarily on the collection, processing, and annotation of patient samples for life science and biomedical research. Patient samples are stored or immediately distributed to both internal and external investigators for research focused on diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors. Additionally, the position offers the opportunity to be involved in research projects in the Fields laboratory that focus on establishing in vitro and in vivo models of tumor biology. In the in vitro model, the goal is to re-create the tumor microenvironment in a 3-dimensional model of vascularized tumor. The in vivo model is a humanized mouse model to study cancer therapy in an autologous, immune-competent environment.
The hiring range for this opportunity is commensurate with experience.
This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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.
Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.
Experience with basic cell biology applications (e.g. handling of human cells).
Must be comfortable working with human and mouse specimens (tissue and blood).
Capable of maintaining and operating basic laboratory equipment.
Prior experience working with database applications (e.g. Microsoft Access) and tissue culture is preferred but not essential.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
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 interdisciplin...ary 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.