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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infectious Diseases - 50859
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 03/07/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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”.

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.  

Essential Functions

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 .

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

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.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:  https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ .

Applicant Special Instructions

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references and one key first author publication directly to miner@wustl.edu .

Contact Details:
Jonathan Miner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine


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.

EOE Statement

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.

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