Applicants are sought to fill a staff scientist position to work in the diabetes research and regenerative medicine laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Millman at Washington University in St. Louis. The laboratory focuses on the generation insulin-producing pancreatic β cells for the study and treatment of diabetes. We have a wide diversity of projects involving stem cells differentiation, genetic engineering with CRISPR, disease modeling, transplantation into animal models of diabetes, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and single-cell sequencing technologies and has been very productive with publications in high impact journals. The ideal candidate would be able to provide high level support across multiple projects.
Successful candidates will have skills and training to assist in research project management, including experimental design, data analysis, documentation of experimental results, and generation of reports for funding agencies.
For more information about the lab, please visit: https://sites.wustl.edu/millmanlab/.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Following instructions and discussions with PI, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Performs complex statistical analysis of data collected/writes interpretative reports. Verifies the correctness of the data and makes recommendations.
Documents research topics and prepares/submits papers based on research for publication or presentation to peers.
Conducts literature searches related to research project.
Provide coordination with collaborators.
Assists with reports to funding agencies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Ph.D. degree in a field relevant to studying stem cells, cellular biology, and diabetes.
Proficient in cellular and molecular bioengineering techniques, including cell culture, stem cell differentiation, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry/immunocytochemistry, ELISA, PCR and single cell RNA sequencing.
Motivated and able to work independently, as well as work well with others.
Attentive to detail and recordkeeping.
Expertise in biostatistics and basic programming skills.
Experience in relevant computer programs (e.g. flow cytometry analysis software, R statistical analysis).
Master’s degree with four years of experience in research lab operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling nine years.
$44,700.00 – $81,200.00 / Annually
The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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