Washington University of St. Louis Pediatrics Critical Care 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 Pediatrics Critical Care. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

A position is available for a Staff Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Regina Clemens, studying how ion channels regulate neutrophil function during inflammation and infection. The laboratory is broadly interested in the signaling mechanisms that regulate neutrophil activation. In particular we study how calcium signals mediated by store-operated calcium entry are regulated during neutrophil development and disease, and also how crosstalk with other ion channels modulates these pathways. Opportunities for professional growth include live cell and in vivo video microscopy.

In this position you will assist in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
  2. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  3. Performs complex statistical analysis of data collected and writes interpretative reports. Verifies the correctness of the data submitted and makes recommendations based on these analyses.
  4. Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers.
  5. Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
  6. Conducts literature searches related to research project.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with 4 years of experience in research lab operations or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 9 years required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. graduate with experience in molecular biology, mouse models and fluorescence microscopy.
  • Conversant in basic molecular biology techniques including protein, RNA, and DNA preparations, Western blotting, RT-PCR, PCR, and comfortable with mouse work.
  • Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
  • Computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $46,779 - $63,170 annually.

Benefits

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

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
  • Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
  • Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.

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: Staff Scientist - Pediatrics Critical Care - 42312

Job ID: 42312

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular