Washington University of St. Louis Pediatrics Infectious Disease in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Infectious Disease. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Wylie lab studies host-microbiome interactions during pregnancy, with particular emphasis on viruses. We recently found that higher eukaryotic viral diversity throughout pregnancy is associated with preterm birth (Wylie KM, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol, PMID: 29738749). The viruses detected included herpesviruses, papillomaviruses, and others. Our goals are to understand viral dynamics during pregnancy and to determine the mechanisms underlying the association between viral diversity and preterm birth. We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral research associate to carry out in vitro cell culture and mouse model experiments to study viral dynamics and maternal immune responses to herpesviruses and papillomaviruses during pregnancy.

Candidates should have experience in microbiology/virology and molecular biology. In addition, candidates should have strong research skills, have effective oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated and creative, and be able to work both independently and within a team.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent terminal doctoral degree

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with mouse models of viral infection and/or experience with in vitropapillomavirus systems would be beneficial.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter including a description of career goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Kristine Wylie (kwylie@wustl.edu).

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: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - 41074

Job ID: 41074

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular