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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Rheumatology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This is a full-time postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Megan Cooper to investigate the genetic basis of immune-mediated diseases in children. This position will involve primarily working with patient samples, with the possibility of some model organism work. Skills that would be useful for this position include prior experience working with human samples, flow cytometry, immunoblotting, cloning, and genomic sequencing. The appointment is a training or transitional period in preparation for an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career. Additional emphasis will be placed on enhancing written and oral communication skills, data analysis, review of the literature, and will include laboratory-based teaching of undergraduate or graduate students.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project, including potentially mentoring other trainees in the laboratory.
Develops expertise in the field of human immunodeficiency.
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 excellent writing skills.
Assists in the design of research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her 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.
Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University aboratories remain the property of the University.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D. degree with experience in the field of Immunology.
The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in the field of immunology with at least 2 first-author publications published in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed.
The base salary is commensurate with experience.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
TO APPLY: Please email Dr. Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a CV, cover letter and three references.
Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to blood and chemical hazards. Working with mouse models is required.
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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