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Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Developmental Biology and located on the Medical School Campus.
This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
A research opportunity is available in the Theunissen lab at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, starting in January 2018. We investigate the molecular mechanisms regulating pluripotent stem cells and their applications in regenerative medicine. A major focus of our work is to define the signaling pathways that govern the self-renewal and differentiation of distinct states of human pluripotency, and to establish novel stem cell models of early human development and disease, including birth defects and X-linked neurological disorders. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wishes to join a multidisciplinary research team investigating fundamental problems in stem cell biology.
Candidates with prior experience in molecular biology, development, and stem cell biology with at least a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will be highly independent, creative and self-motivated problem solvers who wish to play a lead role in independent research projects.
Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques including DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, PCR, molecular cloning, qRT-PCR, Western blot, Southern blot.
Experience with mammalian tissue culture and flow cytometry.
Familiarity with CRISPR/Cas9-based techniques for genome editing.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
Should have troubleshooting skills, an ability to maintain complete and organized records, and a working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Department of Developmental Biology at The Washington University School of Medicine represents one of the finest examples of an academic training program, dedicated to the study of contemporary issues in organismal development. The balance of outstanding faculty, exemplary facilities, and a cohesive philosophy ensure consistent excellence across the missions of maintaining national prominence in research and training.
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:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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