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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.
Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology or a similar field.
Published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to guide research projects and maintain detailed records of experimental work.
Background in or strong desire to learn bioinformatics analysis techniques.
Good interpersonal skills and willingness to mentor students and technicians.
Excellent speaking, reading and writing skills.
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.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references and one key first author publication directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Details: Jonathan Miner, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology Washington University School of Medicine email@example.com
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.
We are looking for enthusiastic post-docs. In the Miner lab at Washington University in Saint Louis, we study innate immunity and antiviral immunity. We work with a wide array of pathogens and commensals, including flaviviruses, alphaviruses, herpesviruses, protozoa, and bacteria. Our main focus now is whole-genome CRISPR/Cas9 screening to identify novel regulators of innate immune signaling pathways. We also have a rare genetic disease research program that focuses on human mutations in cell-intrinsic innate immune pathways.
The laboratory is part of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (https://infectiousdiseases.wustl.edu). The division is home to clinical and basic science investigators and promotes translational and clinical research. The laboratory is housed on the medical campus together with many other labs studying host-pathogen interactions. We also have access to an enhanced biosafety level 3 laboratory. The work environment is very collaborative and there are many opportunities to work with colleagues in other disciplines. Washington University also has an active Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and is an equal opportunity employer. Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.
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