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 Hughes laboratory in the in the Division of Endocrinology is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate starting July 2019. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to study a new diabetic mouse model using knockout of islet primary cilia. We are particularly interested in outstanding scientists with prior training in diabetes and metabolism, mouse models, and /or islet biology. Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills and be willing to supervise students and technicians.
The appointment is viewed as a training or transitional period preparatory to an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career. Used when the appointee performs specific services on a grant or contract in exchange for compensation. The appointment is of limited duration generally, not to exceed five years cumulatively unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Demonstrated abilitiy to implement laboratory precedures, conduct research and records findings.
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
Develops proficiency in thier chosen scientific discipline/field.
Delveops proficiency in their technical skills.
Develops proficiency in thier ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research.
Assists in the design and execution of research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Conscientiously discharges his/her research responsibilities.
Maintains conformity wiht ethical standards in research.
Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Engages in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belinging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
Displays collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remian the property ot the University.
Applicant Special Instructions:
To apply, please send your CV, personal statement of interest, and two (2) letters of recommendation to Dr. Jing Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to blood and chemical hazards.
The appointee has earnd a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.