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Washington University of St. Louis Senior Scientist - Developmental Biology - 48071 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 Center of Regenerative Medicine located on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


A Senior Scientist position is available in the Human Cells, Tissues, and Organoids (hCTO) Core of the Center of Regenerative Medicine. This position will serve as the Director of the hCTO Core and will be responsible for the running of the Core; this includes, but is not limited to: maintaining and differentiating human pluripotent stem cells, adopting and developing new differentiation and organoid culture methods, coordinating with researchers on the use of the hCTO Core, maintaining and operating core equipment, maintaining ESCRO protocols, and participating in group and one-on-one training sessions.


  1. Collaborates with the PI on the design, conduct and reporting of research projects.
  2. Assists with grant preparation and reporting. May submit grant proposals in rare circumstances with the approval of the PI, Department Head and Dean.
  3. Prepares and submits papers on research.
  4. Develops hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
  5. Complies with established safety procedures and maintaining required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  6. Manages research projects with other institutions and investigators.

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience maintaining and differentiating human pluripotent stem cells.
  • Interest in developing new stem cell methods and/or FACS experience is a plus.
  • 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.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $53,830 - $72,675 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.

Department Summary

The Washington University Center of Regenerative Medicine is a research collaborative of over 80 faculty members committed to advancing the science of regenerative medicine and its therapeutic applications. Regenerative medicine harbors enormous potential to impact the treatment and cure of a wide range of debilitating human diseases. This rapidly developing field invents approaches to enhance the healing process for degenerative diseases, or injured adult tissues and organs, as well as to repair birth defects, either by harnessing the body’s own stem cell reservoirs and reprogramming capabilities, or by engineering tissues_ ex vivo_.

Drawing on the expertise of faculty from the basic science, engineering and clinical departments from the School of Medicine, School of Engineering and School of Arts and Science, the Center aims to understand how to summon the regenerative capabilities of the human body, how stem cells make different tissues and organs in vivo and how to control these processes in vitro, how to employ pluripotent stem cells to model and understand diseases, and to ameliorate the aging processes. Regenerative Medicine Faculty are mentors for PhD students from several programs in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, including Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology; Neurosciences; Molecular Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Cell Biology; and Biochemistry, as well as from the Medical Scientist Training Program, and the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.


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: Senior Scientist - Developmental Biology - 48071

Job ID: 48071

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular