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Washington University of St. Louis Staff Scientist - Neurology - 51879 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 POSITION SUMMARY: This posting seeks to identify a Staff Scientist to conduct research projects and assist with research activities of the Kummer lab. The interest of this lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms of acute brain injury and their connection to neurodegenerative processes. The successful candidate 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 the 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 four years of experience in research lab operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling nine years. Preferred Qualifications * Ph.D. degree in a field relevant to studying acute brain injury in mice. * Hands on work experience with mice. * Ability to handle and monitor mice, perform injections, harvest tissue and perform breeding and screening. * Experience in microscopic imaging, molecular biology, and biochemistry. * Basic coding skills in languages pertinent to biological research (R, Python, Matlab, Julia, etc). * 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. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. Applicant Special Instructions WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and 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 - Neurology - 51879 Job ID: 51879 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

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