Research Assistant

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 3 weeks ago

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Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

 

All About You

We are seeking a highly motivated, full-time Lab Technician to support running the lab. The candidate will be involved in supporting all projects within the lab, ensuring their smooth operation and efficiency. Responsibilities will include maintaining competent cells and expression cells (both insect and mammalian cells), preparing gel running systems, and ensuring proper equipment upkeep. Additionally, the successful candidate will also allocate a portion of their time to share administrative duties with other team members. These tasks will involve inventory management and supply ordering, as well as overseeing regulatory compliance for lab safety and maintaining good laboratory practices.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or biology-related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Previous hands-on laboratory experience, preferably in a molecular biology lab, is required. Significant laboratory experience obtained during undergraduate studies is acceptable.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, cell culture, etc.) is required.
  • Familiarity with research laboratory operations including equipment maintenance, safety, compliance, and record keeping.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintaining good communication with lab leader and members.

 

How to apply.

Please attach the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing your past research accomplishments and future research interests.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information of three references.
  • You can upload these items in the “My Experience” section of the application under the header “Resume or CV/Cover Letter and/or additional documents listed as a requirement in the job posting.”

 

For more information, please visit our website www.xulaboratory.org or email tinghai.xu@health.slu.edu

 

Function

Lab Support

 

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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