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Washington University of St. Louis Research Technician II - Surgery - 49938 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


We are advertising for a highly motivated individual to join Dr. Kiran Mahajan's research laboratory in the Department of Surgery. We are using multiple model systems as described in our recent publications; (Mahajan K et al., Cancer Cell 2017; Mahajan K et al. Nature Structural Biology 2012; Yao et al., Scientific Reports 2019, Kim et al. NAR Cancer 2020) to perform basic and translation research. We combine genetic, genomic, molecular, and biochemical approaches to develop novel therapeutics for prostate and breast cancers. This 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 collection of data.
  2. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  3. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  4. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
  5. Assists with ordering of supplies.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with animal husbandry.
  • Molecular biology experience including DNA/RNA extractions, gel electrophoresis, and Western blot.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Working knowledge of computer software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, GraphPad Prism) and general lab equipment.

Salary Range

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

Pre-Employment Screening

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 is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

Applicant Special Instructions


This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and 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 - Surgery - 49938

Job ID: 49938

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular