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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatric Infectious Diseases - 49604 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 Infectious Diseases. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

Our NIH-funded laboratory is seeking an energetic, highly motivated postdoctoral fellow for full-time work. Laboratory studies are focused on pathogenesis of Gram-negative bacterial infections, particularly those of the kidneys and urinary bladder. Techniques include cloning and molecular biology, biochemistry, cell/tissue culture, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and mouse models of infection. We have a specific need for analysis of RNAseq and other omics data sets. For more details visit: http://research.peds.wustl.edu/labs/hunstaddavida.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Designs and conducts biomedical research experiments, including standard laboratory and molecular biology techniques, work with pathogenic bacteria, and animal models of bacterial infection.
  2. Independently evaluates own research findings and communicates these to the laboratory team, PI, and collaborators.
  3. Prepares and delivers oral research presentations.
  4. Prepares and submits research manuscripts to appropriate biomedical journals.
  5. Provides guidance to graduate students and other junior trainees regarding their experiments and data interpretation.
  6. Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research, including rules governing human subjects research and animal care and use.
  7. Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  8. Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations.

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research, accurately and completely record findings, communicate results, and generate manuscripts for publication.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience with RNAseq and related types of data analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Additional software experience (e.g., Prism, imaging software, Photoshop) is desirable.

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.

Benefits

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 candidates should send a cover letter/email, CV, and representative publications to dhunstad@wustl.edu.

WORKING CONDITIONS*:*

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to BSL2 infectious agents, blood, and chemical hazards.

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 Infectious Diseases - 49604

Job ID: 49604

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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