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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Surgery - 48867 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 Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A funded position for a postdoctoral fellow is available in the Thoracic Immunobiology Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis. Our laboratory studies transplantation immunology in mouse models. Our laboratory has developed several microsurgical techniques and intravital imaging platforms that have advanced research in transplantation. Our laboratory is federally funded and is highly productive. We have identified immune mechanisms that contribute to inflammation and tolerance after lung and heart transplantation. Our findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The American Journal of Transplantation, JCI Insight, Blood, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO is recognized nationally and internationally for research in medicine, science and biotechnology.

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

Required Qualifications

  • Recent Ph.D. degree.
  • Strong background in immunology and at least one experimental paper in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Familiarity with cellular and molecular immunological techniques, in particular flow cytometry, primary cell isolation and in vitro cell culture.
  • Ability to be self-motivated.
  • Ability to contribute intellectually to research projects.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a research team.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in bulk and single-cell gene expression profiles.

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 provide a CV and contact details for three references to Daniel Kreisel, M.D. Ph.D., G. Alexander Patterson M.D./Mid-America Transplant Endowed Distinguished Chair in Lung Transplantation at kreiseld@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 - Surgery - 48867

Job ID: 48867

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular