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Washington University of St. Louis Staff Scientist - Biomedical Engineering - 49829 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering. The ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations is required.

Essential Functions


The Staff Scientist assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis, and documentation of experimental results. The position writes manuscripts, assists with writing research proposals and reports, and trains other students/postdoctoral fellows in the lab.


  1. Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, carrying out experiments, verification and management of data.
  2. Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers.
  3. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  4. 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.
  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.
  7. Trains other recruits to the lab.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with at least four years of research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling nine years.
  • Prior experience working with Drosophila models and training in molecular biology and genomics.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in a related field.
  • 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.
  • Prior experience working with Drosophila genetics, PCR, histology and immunochemistry.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $43,856 - $59,222 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.


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


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.

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 - Biomedical Engineering - 49829

Job ID: 49829

Location: School of Engineering

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular