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Research/ Laboratory Technician II - Biomedical Engineering - 38688

Company name
Washington University


Saint Louis, MO

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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. 

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Critical Skills and Expertise:


:  Must have strong organizational and time management skills.

Work ethic:  

Must be able to self-motivate and work efficiently, accurately, and independently.


:  Must be able to work in a multi-cultural team with different personalities.


:  Must be willing and able to learn new techniques as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with human or mouse pluripotent stem cells is strongly preferred.

Experience performing physiology assays on cardiomyocytes is strongly preferred.

Strong interest in science research and cell culture.

Essential Functions:


Primary responsibilities are to assist with the daily operation of a biomedical research laboratory and, after training from the supervisor, to maintain the lab’s supply of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, and perform routine differentiation of these cells into cardiomyocytes. Also responsible for performing physiology studies, occasional molecular biology assays, maintaining accurate laboratory records, ordering lab supplies, preparing solutions/reagents, and other duties as required.


Prepare and Maintain Reagent Stocks and Chemicals:

Prepare reagents and equipment for daily use.

Prepare culture media,  

Monitor status of lab stock reagents and chemicals

Lab Equipment and Facilities:

Monitor tissue culture incubators and help maintain sterile working conditions within the tissue culture room

Waste management: Monitor and foster proper handling of hazardous, sharps, and biohazard waste.

Inventory Maintenance

: Purchase items requested by lab members and anticipate the need for other items not requested.  Compare purchasing options across multiple vendors.

Research Assistance:

Assist supervisor and lab members with research responsibilities, primarily maintenance of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and routine differentiation into cardiomyocytes. Also assist in molecular biologic and functional analysis of cells.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is $13.79 - $18.62 per hour.


-Retirement Savings Plan

-22 vacation days

-8 Paid Holidays

-Sick Time

-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

-Free Life Insurance

-Health, Dental, Vision

-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

-Long Term Disability Insurance

-Flex Spending Plan

-Other Benefits

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Internal Applicant Instruction:

Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.   To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

Job Type/Schedule:

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.  

Department Name/Job Location:

This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Company info

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Company Profile
Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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