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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Nephrology - 48022 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 Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


We are a cell biology laboratory seeking an intellectually curious, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to advance our work investigating the role of microtubules, centrosomes and cilia in mammalian cells. Specifically, this project involves characterization of mechanisms involved in regulating centriole-cilia biogenesis and function in multiciliated cells. The trainee will use a primary airway stem-cell culture system, as well as mouse models of human disease genes, to investigate the biology of multiciliated cells in vitro and in vivo. Candidates will gain experience in cutting-edge imaging methods, including super-resolution and expansion microscopy, combined with proteomic and cell biology methods to determine the molecular mechanisms involved in centriologenesis and motile ciliogenesis. An example of a recent study from our lab on this topic is available here: https://elifesciences.org/articles/44039.

For more details about our research program, please visit https://mahjoublab.wustl.edu.

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


  1. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  2. Prepares and submits papers on research.
  3. Assists in the design of research experiments.
  4. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  5. Maintains conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
  6. Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
  7. Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  8. Engages in open and timely discussion with their mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
  9. Maintains collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  10. Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, genetics or a related area.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent cell and developmental biology training.
  • Experience with biochemistry and microcopy is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in mammalian cell culture, biochemical methods, animal models (mice) and microscopy.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

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

Applicants should send their resume to Dr. Mahjoub at mmahjoub@wustl.edu.


This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

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 - Nephrology - 48022

Job ID: 48022

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular