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Washington University of St. Louis Senior Research Technician - Pulmonary & Critical Care - 50326 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 within the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, which is on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This position independently performs complex research studies, experiments and assays.

This project concerns drug development for post-viral lung disease, including influenza and coronavirus infections, covering the spectrum from progressive respiratory failure to chronic conditions, such as asthma. The project also extends this issue into cancer models that overlap in epithelial stem cell biology. The project covers the entire range of drug discovery and development, but current goals are focused on pharmacology and toxicology to enable the next step to clinical application. Activities include studies in mice and rats in vivo to assess mechanism, pharmacokinetics, and toxicokinetics as well as working in collaboration with lab members performing medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, structural and cell biology to define drug-target interactions and signaling mechanism of action. In addition, there will be collaboration with CRO- and biotech-based activities.


  1. Performs complex analysis/projects according to research protocols, explaining methods and procedures to other technicians.
  2. Provides for data entry and current data files on research projects. Monitors data to ensure consistent quality.
  3. May perform preliminary statistical analysis of data.
  4. Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  5. Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
  6. Assists in the training and development of technicians, acting as a group leader.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with two years of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in one or more of the following approaches: cell and molecular assays for RNA and/or protein, conventional and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, pharmacology and toxicology using in vitro and in vivo approaches, and mouse models of viral infection and/or cancer.
  • 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 and general lab equipment.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $17.00 - $22.96 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 and chemical 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: Senior Research Technician - Pulmonary & Critical Care - 50326

Job ID: 50326

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular