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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Surgery

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Job Description

Position Summary

A funded position for a postdoctoral associate is available in The Thoracic Immunobiology Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis. Our laboratory studies transplantation immunology in small animal models. Our laboratory has developed several microsurgical techniques and intravital imaging platforms that have advanced research in transplantation. Our laboratory is federally funded and is highly productive. We have identified immune mechanisms that contribute to inflammation and tolerance after lung and heart transplantation. Our findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The American Journal of Transplantation, JCI Insight, Blood and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate who has a recent PhD degree. The successful applicant has a strong background in immunology and at least one experimental paper in a peer reviewed journal. The applicant should be familiar with cellular and molecular immunological techniques, in particular flow cytometry, primary cell isolation and in vitro cell culture. Experience in bulk and single-cell gene expression profiles would be preferred. The candidate needs to be self-motivated, is expected to contribute intellectually to research projects and needs to be able to work independently as well as a member of a research team.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, is recognized nationally and internationally for research in medicine, science and biotechnology.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email CandidateQuestions@wustl.edu  or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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