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Postdoc Research Associate

Employer
Washington University in St. Louis
Location
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 4, 2024

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Postdoctoral Research Associate- Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Scheduled Hours

Full Time

Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the laboratory of Dr. Choudhury in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. 

The Choudhury lab investigates the cellular, molecular and metabolic processes involved in the development of fibrotic disorders such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We are currently exploring how metabolic networks may provide disease- and context-specific targets for selective interruption of pathological, cellular functions and how these metabolic adaptations in turn may be targeted therapeutically for IPF. Experimental approaches employed in our lab involve cell signaling and metabolism, metabolomics, mitochondrial biology, molecular/cellular biology, genetically modified mice, lung fibrosis models, isolation and culture of primary lung fibroblasts, single cell RNA-seq and epigenetics. The ultimate goal of our research program is to identify new disease targets and develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat IPF.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate with prior experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology.  Our supportive environment values teamwork, dedication, and curiosity.  Successful candidates will be self-motivated and have skills and training in performing complex research studies, experiments, and assays.   This position will also provide opportunity to develop exciting, cutting edge independent translational research projects at the intersection of metabolism  and cell signaling.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will be working independently but in close consultation with the Principal Investigator. Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation. Analyzes, interprets, summarizes, and compiles data. Operates and maintains relevant animal models. Participate in publications and presentations as an author or co-author. Develops proficiency in career development skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
  • Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals and may also apply for mentored training grant with PI support.
  • Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recent PhD in Biochemistry, Cell or Molecular Biology is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with mouse work, knockout mouse models and mitochondrial metabolism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor within area of specialization.
  • Hands-on experience with fluorescence and confocal imaging, standard biochemistry, molecular/cell biology techniques, cell  culture, flow cytometry, data acquisition and data analysis, gene expression, ChIP, single cell RNAseq/ ATACseq/bioinformatics analysis.
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals is required.

Working Conditions

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.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send Malay Choudhury (malay@wustl.edu) a brief description of their research interests, CV, and a list of three references.

Accommodation

If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email CandidateQuestions@wustl.edu or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about Dr.Choudhury's research, please visit his faculty profile here: https://pulmonary.wustl.edu/people/malay-choudhury-phd/

 

 

 

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