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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Rubenstein Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work projects related to the mechanisms of action of molecular chaperones on the biogenesis of proteins and ion channels relevant to pediatric pulmonary diseases and their complications.
The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group within a developing research center focused on Pediatric Pulmonary Biology. 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.
Applicants with a doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as Biochemistry, Cellular and/or Molecular Biology, Physiology or Pharmacology and a strong background in techniques relevant to these fields are desired. Additional experience with advanced imaging techniques or proteomic techniques is desirable but not required.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages their own project, which should lead to first author and additional collaborative publications.
Develops expertise in the ability investigate the regulation of trafficking and function of proteins that are relevant to pediatric pulmonary diseases and their complications, including but not limited to epithelial ion channels relevant to Cystic Fibrosis as a foundation for a future investigative career.
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 development of excellent writing skills.
Assists in the design of research experiments. Investigates the regulation of trafficking and function of proteins that are relevant to pediatric pulmonary diseases and their complications, including but not limited to epithelial ion channels relevant to Cystic Fibrosis.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Engage in open and timely discussion with their 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.
Adheres 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.
Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in a relevant field as mentioned above.
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�.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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.
Applicants should forward their C.V. and three references to Ron Rubenstein, MD, PhD, at Rubenstein@wustl.edu.
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.
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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