Washington University of St. Louis Neurology in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Provides critically complex research and experimentation for department/s allowing the advancement of scientific analysis and discovery. Serves as a subject matter expert offering support, training and guidance relative to the discipline/area. May participate and or present on the research developed, or the established work of those within the department.


  1. Performs complex analyses, experiments and project work under general direction of the PI. Serves as representative for PI and ensures procedures and protocols are adhered to consistently and effectively meet department’s standard. Exhibits a high degree of independent problem solving and ability to conduct research on assigned projects. May serve in lead role, as needed.
  2. Solves practical problems relating to difficulty with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical/ procedural improvements in various methods. May develop and optimize experimental procedures and protocols. Provide high level troubleshooting to advance process or lab procedures.
  3. Organizes and maintains required documentation on lab and/or specimen conditions, and can develop and summarize information into usable formats or presentations on behalf of the department. May communicate findings to various users or external audiences.
  4. Plans, develops, organizes and formalizes research results and findings. Conducts literature searches related to research projects. Writes/co-authors publications and/or papers supporting research findings in logical and sometimes multiple formats tailored to audiences. May participate in work related to grants.
  5. May participate in various related meetings and events. Gathers/delivers data/information and serves as subject matter expert. Performs statistical data analysis, as needed.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field with 7 years of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience equaling at least 10 years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mouse handling, perfusion, histology, and primary cell culture.
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of computer software & lab equipment.
  • Ability to work in lab research environment.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to present on various research topics to internal or external audiences.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $40,706 - $54,933 annually.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

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.

Job Title: Research Specialist - Neurology - 42388

Job ID: 42388

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular