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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 Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to participate in NIH-funded projects investigating the pathogenesis of tuberculosis. Dr. Philips' laboratory is looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral research associate to study host-pathogen interactions governing control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (http://www.jenphilipslab.com/). In particular, we are looking for outstanding scientists with prior training in immunology, microbiology, and/or cell biology. Applicants should have a strong interest in tuberculosis, microbial pathogenesis, and innate immunity, but need not have worked in these areas previously. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience with animal models, flow cytometry, and/or microscopy. They must be comfortable being trained to work in a biosafety level 3 facility.
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�.
Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
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, PCR, and/or immunological assessments (ELISA, flow cytometry).
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
Experience with immunological assessments, such as flow cytometry.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
Interested candidates should send a CV and research statement to Dr. Jennifer A. Philips at Philips.email@example.com.
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.
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