Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Located in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, this Research Intern position contributes to the fulfillment of the university's mission and vision by providing support to the Wu laboratory in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
This position conducts research on cancer biology using biochemical, molecular and cellular biology techniques. This position carries out experiments in cell culture and pre-clinical animal models under the direction of the principal investigator. This position also provides general support to ensure the laboratory operates safely, smoothly, and efficiently. Duties include maintaining laboratory equipment, ordering supplies, and managing animal colonies.
Job Duties :
70% Laboratory and Animal Research
Under general supervision conduct laboratory/animal research.
Perform biomedical research techniques, such as tissue culture, nucleic acid and protein analyses. Evaluate research protocols for accuracy and consistency.
Assist lab members with animal experiments, such as tumor growth monitoring, drug injection, health documentation, and tissue collection.
Prepare reports (charts, graphs, etc.) suitable for informal and formal presentations, as well as publications.
Attend and present during regular laboratory meetings.
25% Laboratory Maintenance
Monitor, order and stock lab supplies.
Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment. Maintain laboratory records.
Properly dispose of laboratory waste, biomedical waste, broken glassware, and any other hazardous materials.
Keep laboratory clean and organized.
Monitor for safety.
Miscellaneous appropriate duties as assigned by supervisor.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent related field experience performing professional-level work with scientific or clinical research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; interviewing experience; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or pharmacology.
Ability to train in cell and molecular biology techniques and animal handling skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as a team player.
Experience with tissue culture, general molecular biology techniques and experimental mouse handling.
Knowledge and/or experience in cell and molecular biology.
Capability of ordering and maintaining lab inventory.
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodationis available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wu Laboratory
Monthly Salary: $3,750.00 per month FTE: 100% Position Term in months: 12
This is a Temporary position.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end one year from the start date. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Screening Begin Date: Screening will begin on July 22, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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