Washington University of St. Louis Gastroenterology in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology Division. Position is located on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


We use genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) to study stem cell biology and tumorigenesis. Such GEMMs include traditional Cre-Lox conditional/tissue-specific mutagenesis approaches and next generation genome editing tools. In addition to mouse models, we employ ex vivoorganoid cultures to probe mechanisms of growth, proliferation, stem cell renewal, the micro-environment, and lineage allocation of intestinal epithelial cells. Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials.


  1. Assists with research studies, experiments and assays including basic molecular biology (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning, recombinant DNA technology), sterile cell culture (media preparation, 2D cell culture, 3D organoid culture, transfection, and spinoculation), collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
  2. Maintains mouse colony and performs small animal procedures.
  3. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  4. Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
  5. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  6. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
  7. Assists with general lab maintenance (reagent stocking, ordering, etc.) and cleaning.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience handling mice or other rodents.
  • Prior experience performing cell culture and basic molecular and/or cell biology.
  • Good documentation and organized record-keeping is essential.
  • One-year minimum aggregate experience in wet laboratory setting is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in scientific research is appreciated.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.

Department Summary

The Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine represents one of the finest examples of an academic training program, dedicated to the study of digestive and liver diseases. The balance of outstanding faculty, exemplary facilities, and a cohesive philosophy ensure consistent excellence across the missions of maintaining national prominence in research, teaching and patient care.


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 attach a CV/Resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references.

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.

EOE Statement

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.

Job Title: Research Technician II - Gastroenterology - 41820

Job ID: 41820

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular