Staff Scientist

Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: Neurobiology is a basic science department whose faculty work on neuroscience research problems concerning the brain and spinal cord.

Unit Job Summary: A Staff Scientist position is available for a highly motivated individual to join a laboratory mapping the brain at multiple scales using synchrotron source x-ray and automated serial electron microscopy. Applicants are required to process a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in neuroscience, in addition to a minimum of 3 years of training as a postdoctoral fellow in the area of neuroscience. Previous experience in both x-ray and electron imaging of brains and experience in writing manuscripts and research grant proposals is preferred. Experience working with mice is also required. 80% of this position will be performing research and 20% will be writing manuscripts and helping write research grant proposals.

Unit Education: Doctoral degree required.

Unit Experience: Completion of postdoctoral training program (normally 3-5 years) required. Supervisory experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Knowledge of research techniques or methods required. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet/database, communications, and graphics software required. Supervisory skills preferred.