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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Philips laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to participate in NIH-funded projects. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to study host-pathogen interactions governing immune control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We are particularly interested in outstanding scientists with prior training in immunology, mouse models, and/or lung biology. Applicants should have a strong interest in tuberculosis, microbial pathogenesis, and innate immunity, but need not have worked in these areas previously.
In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
Develops expertise in microbial pathogenesis and innate immunity.
Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills.
Designs research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and reports results.
Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
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.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
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.
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�.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
Strong record of research experience and productivity demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Skilled in standard techniques such as cell culture, molecular cloning, protein purification, Western Blot, DNA and RNA extraction, and PCR.
Experience with immunological assessments such as flow cytometry is desirable.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
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.
Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to blood and chemical hazards.
Applicants must be comfortable working on animal models and in a biosafety level 3 facility.
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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