Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate (Transplant Immunobiology) - Surgery - 42533 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 Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The Laboratory of Lymphatic Metabolism + Epigenetics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (http://lymphaticmetabolism.com) is seeking to hire a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral research associate. This position is viewed as a training or transitional period preparatory to an academic, industrial, governmental or other full-time research or teaching career, and will entail basic and translational discovery research studies in the context of solid organ transplantation and chronic allograft rejection.

Techniques used in these studies include in vivo two-photon imaging, multi-parameter flow cytometry and flow cytometric cell sorting, single cell RNA- and ChIP-sequencing, ex vivo and in vitro cellular assays and mouse models of heart, lung and kidney transplantation. Our laboratory is particular interested in the metabolic regulation of epigenetic modifications as it pertains to lymphatic vessel biology and immunomodulation (Wong BW et al., Nature, 2017). The postdoctoral fellow will join a multidisciplinary research team aiming to translate basic biological findings in preclinical mouse models.

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


  1. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  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. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
  6. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  7. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
  8. Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her 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. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  10. Adherence 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

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent professional degree, and have demonstrated relevant research experience.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team are essential.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

The Washington University School of Medicine was founded in 1891 and has over 1,200 students, 600 of which are pursuing a medical degree with or without a combined Doctor of Philosophy or other advanced degree. It also offers doctorate degrees in biomdical research through the Division of Biology and Biological Sciences. There are over 1,000 faculty, 1,000 residents and 700 fellows. The Washington University School of Medicine consistently ranks in the top ten medical schools overall and in research. The Washington University Medical Center comprises 164 acres (0.5 km2) spread over approximately 17 city blocks, located along the eastern edge of Forest Park within the desirable Central West End neighborhood. The Medical Complex is accessible via the Central West End MetroLink station, which provides transportation to the rest of Washington University’s campuses. For additional details about the Washington University School of Medicine see: https://medicine.wustl.edu/.


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

Please email a curriculum vitae or biosketch, a cover letter describing research interests and contact information for two references to: brian.wong@wustl.edu. Applications will be reviewed promptly until the position is filled.

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 (Transplant Immunobiology) - Surgery - 42533

Job ID: 42533

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular