Senior Scientist Position Available at Washington University School of Medicine

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Location: Saint Louis, MO, United States

Start Date: Immediately

Job Description

Dr. Yao Chen’s Laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a motivated and curious scientist for a full-time senior scientist position. Our laboratory conducts fundamental research to understand how dynamics of molecular signals contribute to neuromodulator actions and sleep functions. We employ a wide variety of techniques ex vivo and in vivo, including advanced microscopy, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and behaviour analysis. The principal investigator is committed to fostering a lab culture that promotes equity, kindness, rigor, and creativity This position collaborates on designing, conducting and reporting of research projects.

The Candidate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with optical imaging – understanding basic principles, able to perform and troubleshoot optical imaging experiments.
  • Programming experience and engineering aptitude.
  • Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and technical publications.
  • Ability to work well independently or as a team member.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal degree and at least three years of postdoctoral experience.

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