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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - 49567 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 Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow who will assist in developing and conducting experimental research projects focused on the role of mechanobiology and hemodynamics in thrombosis and hemostasis, and/or the role of platelets in inflammation. The work is partially sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is directed by Assistant Professor David Bark. The position will involve experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experiment results. You will work on an interdisciplinary team comprised of engineers, biologists, and clinicians.

The project(s) will involve the use of enabling technologies that include microfluidic device fabrication, application of magnetic tweezers, use of high speed imaging to quantify flow, traction force microscopy, computational modeling, and other biophysical tools.


  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 equivalent terminal doctoral degree.
  • Background in either biology, biophysics, mechanobiology, or engineering.
  • Good track record of publications and scientific output.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and demonstrated skill set in cell biology, microscopy, biophysical techniques, flow cytometry, and blood handling is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
  • Exhibits independence, self-motivation, and excellent organizational skills.

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

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. David Bark at bark@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.

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 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - 49567

Job ID: 49567

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular