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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurology - 51821
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 04/30/2021
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 Neurology.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.



Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The goals of the laboratory are to gain insights of molecular mechanisms underlying axon degeneration and to identify new therapeutic agents that can be translated into relevant treatment strategies for patients.  The project focuses on AAV-gene therapy for peripheral neuropathy.  The person in this position will perform experiments, scRNA seq, mouse and human-derived neuron cultures, processing of mouse and human tissue, electron microscopy, behavioral mouse experiments, data acquisition and data analysis.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tissue acquisition and processing.
  • Cell culture experiments.
  • Electron microscopy.
  • Data analysis.
  • Assure compliance with established safety procedures and maintaining of required documentation of laboratory and specimen conditions.
  • Assist with general lab maintenance.


  • Required Qualifications

    Doctorate degree (Ph.D., M.D).



    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in a wet lab, especially with human and mouse neuron culture, sc RNA seq, and tissue processing and analysis.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, communicate effectively with laboratory staff and investigators, maintain complete and organized records/reports and have working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.


    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

    Applicants should email a CV to Dr. Stefanie Geisler at geislers@wustl.edu .



    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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