Staff Scientist Position at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU Job ID JR49761)


We are seeking an experienced neuroscientist to join our multidisciplinary lab located at Washington University Medical School. Our lab is funded by the NIH to develop tools for modulating neuron activities and we use a range of cutting-edge techniques such as ultrasound neuromodulation, sonogenetics, fiber-optic photometry, functional imaging combined with behavior assays to study neural circuits. As a staff scientist, the candidate will play a critical role in collaborating with an inclusive team with a wide variety of backgrounds to carry out important research aimed at developing new techniques for understanding brain function.


  • Develop and conduct research projects, including experimental design, data analysis, and documentation of experimental results.
  • Assist with grant preparation and reporting.
  • Troubleshoot practical problems related to experiments.
  • Conduct literature searches related to the research project.
  • Document research topics and prepare papers based on research work for publication or presentation to peers.


  • PhD preferred.
  • Prior research experience in neuroscience.
  • Open mind to learn new techniques.
  • Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
  • Training in animal research will be required.

Application Method: The position is available immediately with a yearly renewable contract. Interested applicants can submit curriculum vitae to Dr. Hong Chen at