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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine - 51700
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 04/25/2021
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 Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This Postdoctoral Research Associate position is located in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Cooper.  This training position prepares the individual for a career in academia or industry in bioscience or medicine. Fellows will receive training in writing protocols, manuscripts and grant applications, and in conducting basic research, with an emphasis on increasing independence.

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


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

  • Performs laboratory work related to the fellow’s main project: Pathophysiology of the NCLs and testing new experimental therapies.
  • Analyzes data, creates and gives presentations, abstracts, posters, manuscripts.
  • Has protected time devoted to development of new projects, training in new methodologies (up to one day per week equivalent).
  • Works in collaborator’s laboratories to work on pilot projects for developing own grants/papers (up to one day per week equivalent).
  • Assists with preparation of grant applications as training for taking on an independent role.
  • Supervises and trains staff and students (no more than one day per week maximum).
  • Communicates with research collaborators and others by email, phone or in person.
  • Assists in the design of research experiments.
  • Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  • Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  • Develops proficiency in ancillary skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
  • Presents scientific work, both inside and outside the University.
  • Maintains conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
  • Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
  • 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.
    • Experience with mouse models, histology and staining, and quantitative microscopy is also strongly preferred.

    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, please provide a CV and statement of scientific interests and experience. This should be sent to Dr. Cooper at cooperjd@wustl.edu .


    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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