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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatric Newborn Medicine - 51534
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 04/15/2021
Category
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 Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.



Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

Postdoctoral position in Dr. Misty Good’s lab, which is a gastrointestinal cell biology and immunology lab within the Department of Pediatrics. Our laboratory studies the pathogenesis of the disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which primarily affects premature infants. We are using an experimental mouse model, microfluidic gut-on-a-chip platform and patient samples to study the intestinal mucosal immune response and understand the signaling pathways that are involved in the pro-inflammatory response seen in NEC. Furthermore, we seek to predict the infants that are predisposed to NEC development with biomarker and genetic discovery. 

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

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor, including (but not limited to):

  • Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
  • Develops proficiency in mouse and human gut mucosal immunology.
  • Develops proficiency in their technical skills with mouse genetics and experimental models.
  • Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
  • Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University.
  • Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  • Prepares and submits papers on research.
  • Assists in the design of research experiments.
  • Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  • Maintains 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.
  • Engages 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.
  • Maintains 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.


  • Required Qualifications

    Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.



    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and record findings.
    • Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
    • Computer literacy, including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.  


    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.



    Benefits

    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, please contact Dr. Misty Good (mistygood@wustl.edu ) and provide your CV, a cover letter and contact information for three references. 

    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 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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