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Department Name/Job Location:
Department of Developmental Biology-Dr. Mayssa Mokalled's laboratory. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Developmental Biology Department encompasses a group of faculty with primary interests and expertise in developmental biology, stem cell biology, physiology and aging. At present, the principal research activities of this department are focused on the profoundly complex challenge of attaining a mechanistic understanding of organogenesis, encompassing the earliest developmental processes in the embryo, organism and cellular physiology, and tissue homeostasis and repair. The ultimate goal is to understand development and physiology in enough detail to recapitulate organogenesis in vitro and to generate replacement tissues that function in vivo. This long-term goal has immense potential benefit for human health. A comprehensive understanding and integration of developmental biology, stem cell biology, physiology and aging will facilitate translational approaches to preventing and treating a variety of genetic, developmental, metabolic and neurological diseases, and cancer.
The discipline of developmental biology is far reaching and integrates many fields, approaches and technologies and presently engages faculty in most departments at Washington University. The research mission of this department is to understand how evolutionarily conserved sets of signaling pathways generate cell, tissue and organ diversity, with the long term goal of uncovering the basic mechanisms underlying animal development, physiology, tissue maintenance and aging. In addition to understanding fundamental mechanisms, members of this department are highly committed to translating new findings from the bench to the bedside, and to promoting collaborations throughout and beyond Washington University. In the long term, these efforts will facilitate the replacement of stopgap medicine (organ donation or xenografts) with in vitro grown, genetically and physiologically compatible replacements. Key research initiatives and technologies will include development of organ culture systems, quantitative systems biology approaches to understanding the function of transcriptional, protein and metabolic networks in embryonic and adult cells, and somatic gene transfer.
Further goals of this department are to educate and to train graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical faculty, and to serve as a university focal point for developmental biology-related activities.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials. Training will be provided. This position offers potential opportunities for co-authorships on published manuscripts. We welcome ambitious applicants with enthusiasm for regenerative biology and a willingness to work with research zebrafish. Dr. Mokalled's laboratory uses the zebrafish model system to study neural regeneration after spinal cord injury or disease.
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.
Duties associated with the position involve:
Molecular biology techniques
Histology and imaging
General lab responsibilities and lab maintenance
Bachelor’s degree and up to 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years required.
The hiring range for this position is $13.79 - $18.62 per hour.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 or more references with your application.
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
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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