Senior Research Technician

Seeking a Senior Research Technician to conduct research projects and assist with research activities of the Karch Lab at Washington University School of Medicine. To apply, please contact Celeste Karch at or Jacob Marsh at

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs PCR, DNA and RNA extraction, Sanger Sequencing, and immunocytochemistry
  • Assists in the training and supervision of technical staff on a variety of molecular techniques
  • Optimizes various molecular biology assays to ensure consistent and reliable results
  • Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set up and maintenance of equipment
  • Works closely with project coordinators, staff scientists, trainees, and technical staff to ensure the success of projects
  • Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggest technical and procedural improvements in testing methods.
  • Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in molecular, biochemical and cell biological techniques.
  • Experience in techniques such as molecular cloning, PCR, western blot, cell culture, transfection, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry.
  • Motivated to manage an independent lab project
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Reliable, conscientious, and detail-oriented
  • Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly productive in a fluid and collaborative work environment