Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - 41877 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 Odom John lab studies metabolism in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. We have recently used forward genetic screening to reveal new paradigm of metabolic regulation the HAD family of regulatory enzymes (Guggisberg et al, Nature Communications, 2014; Guggisberg et al, mBio in press). Because HAD metabolic regulators are not present in humans, our ongoing studies aim understand the mechanism/s by which they direct essential metabolism in malaria parasites. We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral research associate with an interest in functional genetics and metabolism to study HAD family proteins in P. falciparum and related microorganisms.

Required Qualifications

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

Candidates should have experience in microbiology 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with tissue culture, metabolomics and/or next generation sequencing analysis would be beneficial.

Salary Range

Base pay is 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. Audrey R. Odom John (aodom@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 - 41877

Job ID: 41877

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular