Washington University of St. Louis Hematology 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 Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.


  1. Carry out research to understand how newly synthesized lysosomal enzymes are recognized and tagged with mannose 6-phosphate residues that allow binding to receptors in the Golgi and subsequent transport to lysosomes. Currently major focus is on characterization of the Golgi enzyme that adds the Man-6-P residue.
  2. Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
  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. Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers.
  6. Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
  7. Conducts literature searches related to research project.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with 4 years of experience in research lab operations or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 9 years required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Biochemistry or Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Expertise in protein purification, enzyme assays, molecular biology techniques and cell culture.
  • Background in independent activities including design and implementation of experiments, the analysis of results and the resolution of problems.
  • 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.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able 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 - Hematology - 41154

Job ID: 41154

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular