Washington University of St. Louis Rheumatology 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 Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alfred Kim at Washington University School of Medicine (Saint Louis, MO, USA). The Kim Lab is seeking a highly self-motivated researcher to assist with several translational and basic science projects in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), including 1) immunometabolism of B cells in SLE and 2) deep profiling of SLE B cells using mass cytometry. This project will involve single cell RNA-Sequencing, qRT-PCR, metabolomic work, mass cytometry/flow cytometry, and microscopy.

The successful candidate should have a good publication record, and strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology. Preference will be given to individuals with hands-on experience on techniques associated with handling human PBMCs, flow cytometry, and basic molecular biology.


  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. 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. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  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

  • The appointee has earned a PhD, MD, or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
  • Funding for this positing is through a NIH T-32 training grant. Eligibility requirements for this grant state that postdoctoral appointees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a research or clinical doctoral or postdoctoral program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
  • PhD or MD and demonstrated relevant research experience and publication record.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • A strong background in immunology and metabolism is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to those with no previous postdoctoral experience.

Salary Range

Base pay 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

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of prior research interests and contact information of two references via e-mail to Dr. Alfred Kim (akim@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 - Rheumatology - 39081

Job ID: 39081

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular