Staff Scientist


Washington University in St. Louis


St. Louis, Missouri

Principal Investigator

Randall Bateman


Cynthia Hodge 

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Randall Bateman’s lab investigates the causes and future diagnosis and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease utilizing a wide variety of assays and techniques from basic applications, such as quantitative measurement of stable-isotope-labeled peptides to clinical translational studies in diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers for AD. This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including running experiments, completing data analysis, planning projects, designing protocols, maintaining documentation, and completing general maintenance and organizational duties to ensure smooth operation across the lab.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experiment design, experiment execution, data analysis, and documentation of experiment results.
  • Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  • Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
  • May assist with grant preparation and reporting.
  • 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.
  • Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. 
  • Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.


Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree with four years of experience in research lab operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling nine years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in biological science or chemistry.
  • Experience with analytical chemistry or GLP.
  • Experience with immunoprecipitation and automated bench work.
  • Experience with mass spectrometry is strongly preferred.
  • Critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • High precision and tight quality control of all bench experiments.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Good scientific writing and oral communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Able to work independently yet collaboratively in a team environment.
  • 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.