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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Developmental Biology - 49816 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”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Developmental Biology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Outstanding applicants are sought at the level of Postdoctoral Research Associate/Scholar in the McNeill lab to study tissue patterning and growth control_ in vivo_. Projects are available to study Nemp in nuclear envelope regulation of gene expression and metazoan fertility (see Tsatskis et al., 2020 Science Advances), or to study Fat cadherin function in planar cell polarity, Hippo pathway mediated growth control, and mitochondrial Complex I stability (see for example Fulford & McNeill, 2020 Current Opinions in Cell Biology; Broun et al., 2020 PNAS; Zhang et al., 2019 Developmental Cell; Yeung et al., 2017 eLife; Reginensi et al. 2016 Nature Communications; Sing et al., 2014 Cell).

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree.
  • Demonstrated relevant research experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in molecular biology, developmental biology, or cell biology.
  • Experience in RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, or Hi-C is a plus.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

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.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Review of applications will start immediately. Interested applicants should email a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a personal statement (including research interests and career goals) and should arrange for submission of three letters of reference to: mcneillh@wustl.edu.

More information on the McNeill lab can be found at https://mcneilllab.wustl.edu.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

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 - Developmental Biology - 49816

Job ID: 49816

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular