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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ob/Gyn - 51848
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 05/01/2021
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 Ob/Gyn.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Frolova’s laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Frolova’s research is primarily focused on studying mechanisms of uterine contractility. The successful applicant will utilize established cell-based and mouse models, functional genomics, and transcriptomics to address important questions concerning uterine contractility and develop new targets to modulate contractility.  Candidate will also participate in translational efforts in this area. Applicants with a strong background in molecular biology and in using rodent models are encouraged to apply.

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

Required Qualifications

  • Recent Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree (or candidate) in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular, cell and developmental biology or reproductive biology.
  • Background in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, calcium imaging, and/or flow cytometry.
  • Experience with designing, analyzing, and interpreting experimental data.
  • Experience with reading and understanding scientific papers and applying these concepts to experimental design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clear interest in the molecular mechanisms involved in uterine contractility are strongly preferred.
  • Strong background in cell and molecular biology, protein biochemistry, electrophysiology, genetics and flow cytometry are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to write manuscripts and contribute to grant applications.

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 send a single PDF file to frolovaa@wustl.edu , which should include:

  • Statement of research interests and career goals.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of three references.

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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