Available Title(s): 1457-YN_ADMINPRO - Research Intern
Business Title: Research Intern-Zhu Laboratory
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties: Located in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, this position contributes to the fulfillment of the university's mission and vision by providing support to the Zhu lab in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The laboratory focuses on aging and cancer research while utilizing various cell culture and molecular biology techniques, and animal experiments. This position conducts research on human aging, cancer, and age-related degenerative diseases 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.
Laboratory Research - 70%
Laboratory Maintenance - 25%
Other - 5%
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.
Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Overtime Eligibility: This position is overtime eligible.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end one year after the start date. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Tuesday,June 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications.
Cover Letter (required)
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Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
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