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Washington University of St. Louis Research Assistant - Pediatric Newborn Medicine - 50690 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 Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This position assists with research studies, experiments, preparation of material and documentation.

Having recently submitted our paper on the definition of a novel cell death pathway, termed Lysoptosis, we now seek to determine the molecular mechanisms of this pathway using C. elegans.


  1. Conducts research experiments and assays.
  2. Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
  3. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  4. Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
  5. Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  6. Coordinates research projects with other institutions and investigators.
  7. Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
  8. Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning.
  9. Performs literature research on specified topics.

Required Qualifications

Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with two to three years of experience in laboratory operations.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research, and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in field.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 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:

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: Research Assistant - Pediatric Newborn Medicine - 50690

Job ID: 50690

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular