Staff Scientist Position Available at Washington University School of Medicine

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Location: Saint Louis, MO, United Sates

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 staff 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.

The position is responsible for developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, implementation, data analysis and documentation of experiment results.

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 is desired.
  • Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyse 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 analyse data.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with four years of experience in research lab operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience equalling nine years.

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