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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”.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University School of Medicine is currently seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow with experience in, and enthusiasm for, interdisciplinary research in obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The goals of the training program are to:
Train talented transdisciplinary postdoctoral trainees to become independent scientists in obesity and CVD capable of working within and leading transdisciplinary research teams.
Provide trainees with primary mentoring from highly qualified, senior obesity/CVD researchers and augment the trainees’ experiences with training from senior co-mentors with renowned translational research programs that can extend and inform the traditional scope of obesity/CVD research.
Provide training in the ethical and socially responsible conduct of obesity and CVD research across the lifespan including with vulnerable populations (e.g., children, mental health populations).
Further information about the WUSTL Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease at Washington University School of Medicine can be found at
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
Individuals with an MD are also highly encouraged to apply.
Funding for this positing is through an NIH T32 training grant. Eligibility requirements for this grant state that postdoctoral appointees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a research or clinical doctoral or postdoctoral program.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should send:
A cover letter
A two-page statement describing research interests and experience
Three letters of recommendation
Applications will be evaluated by a search committee, with final appointment approved by the program directors. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to those interested in starting by July 1, 2019.
Please submit all application materials to Dr. Eric Lenze at email@example.com.
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.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.
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