Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is in the laboratory of Yo-El Ju at Washington University in St. Louis (sites.wustl.edu/yoelju). The focus of the lab is the interaction of sleep and neurodegenerative diseases. The position is responsible for collaborating with the PI on the design, conduct, and reporting of research projects. The initial primary responsibility of the person in this position will be the “Biomarkers of Alzheimer disease in Sleep and Electroencephalography” (BASE) study, which seeks to develop biomarkers from biological signals (primarily electroencephalography, polysomnography, and actigraphy) to detect and track Alzheimer pathology in the preclinical and early symptomatic stages. The person in this position will develop signal analysis methods to extract potential biomarkers, and apply statistical methods such as machine learning to assess these neurophysiologic biomarkers against biofluid markers, clinical features, and neurocognitive performance. The ideal candidate will then further develop these and related methods for application in other areas of research in sleep and neurological disorders.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with the PI on the design, conduct and reporting of research projects.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting. May submit grant proposals in rare circumstances with the approval of the PI, Department Head and Dean.
Prepares and submits papers on research.
Develops hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Complies with ethical standards in research, good laboratory practice, including maintenance of research records, and all applicable university, local, state, and federal policies and regulations.
Manages research projects with other institutions and investigators.
Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal degree and at least three years of postdoctoral experience.
Education or experience in neuroscience, computer science, engineering, data science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field.
Prior experience in sleep, EEG, or neurodegeneration.
Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Strong background in scientific computing/programming (Matlab, Python, R, C, etc.) and statistical analysis.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including writing scientific manuscripts and presentations.
Detail-oriented and excellent record-keeping skills.
Ability to work well independently or as a team member.
Self-motivated, able to manage own time effectively, and productive.
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 and to provide standard care to research animals.
The hiring range for this position is $53,830 - $72,675 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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.
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