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Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Position Type Staff
Requisition Number S20150336
Position Title Research Assistant
Department Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - D202
Job Status Full-time
Recruitment Range $14.03 - $15.95
E-class Code 31 - FT Staff - Hourly Web
Pay Grade 4
Special Instructions to Applicants
Open Until Filled No
Job Category
Academic Discipline

Job Description

Position Classification Title Research Assistant
Job Summary

Under general direction, assists the sr. research assistant or other research investigators by performing moderately complex research and experimentation following established protocols; performs routine lab and equipment maintenance, such as cleaning glassware, counter tops, and equipment; sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; assists with research projects and may perform independent research or performs various clerical and editorial duties; compiles, processes and analyzes data; performs supervisory and training duties.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

Knowledge of laboratory procedures
Knowledge of the use and preparation of culture media, chemicals, and reagents
Knowledge of medical terminology
Verbal and written communication skills
Supervisory skills
Interpersonal/human relation skills
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to tend to details
Ability to maintain records and inventories
Ability to operate a personal computer

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field. Broad knowledge involving laboratory techniques or other specialized knowledge is desired.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Job Duty

Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; sets-up and operates spectrophotometer, fraction collectors, chromatography equipment, centrifuges, incubators, homogenizers, and various microscopes

% Of Time 25%
Importance Rating 2
Job Duty

Performs various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, preparing correspondence, preparing and maintaining bibliographies, and completing applications and forms.

% Of Time 5%
Importance Rating 5
Job Duty

Assists with research projects; performs independent research; plans, designs and implements research projects; prepares and maintains culture media, reagents, and experimental animals; grows cultures; administers injections; performs various assays; sterilizes equipment; separates and purifies various materials and substances using such techniques as chromatography and electrophoresis; performs surgery on experimental animals; orders laboratory supplies; performs library research; prepares compounds; interprets experimental test data; performs minor equipment repairs; cuts, stains and mounts specimens.

% Of Time 30%
Importance Rating 1
Job Duty

Performs supervisory and training duties involving lower level employees; attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and training groups.

% Of Time 5%
Importance Rating 6
Job Duty

Compiles processes and analyzes data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers.

% Of Time 25%
Importance Rating 3
Job Duty

Performs other duties as assigned.

% Of Time 10%
Importance Rating 4

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your understanding of our Jesuit identity and values? Can you tell us about situations where you have approached your work in ways that suggest a good fit between SLU and yourself?

    (Open Ended Question)


Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List