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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neuroscience - 51912
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 05/07/2021
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 Neuroscience.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking applicants for a full-time educator at the rank of postdoctoral fellow. The Department has a long and distinguished tradition of providing exceptional medical education and is internationally recognized for its in outstanding research programs in Biological Anthropology and Neuroscience.

Washington University School of Medicine offers many exciting opportunities for career educators, including the Foundation in Teaching Skills program offered through the Office of Medical Education. It is expected that the applicant will significantly contribute to the instruction of medical anatomy within the School of Medicine. 

Successful applicants are expected to become content experts in anatomy with the opportunity for further advancement in the new medical curriculum currently under development and instruction at Washington University School of Medicine.

The position is for up to one year initially with the opportunity for renewal based on performance. The position also offers an outstanding opportunity for the applicant to also be involved in research projects under the mentorship of our current faculty in biological anthropology or neuroscience.  See http://neurosci.wustl.edu/ for a list of our current faculty.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and have documented teaching experience in medical anatomy. 
  • Experience in, and enthusiasm for, teaching medical anatomy.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in biological anthropology or neuroscience.
  • Interest, and preferably experience in innovative educational content design and evidence-based instructional methods.

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.

Department Summary

Information about the Department of Neuroscience and our medical anatomy program at Washington University School of Medicine is available at http://neurosci.wustl.edu/ and https://sites.wustl.edu/gatewaycurriculum/ .


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 send a single PDF file that only contains (in this order): 1) a letter summarizing their teaching experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references to neurosearch@wustl.edu . Short listing of applications will begin immediately, with a desired start date of September 1, 2021. Applications will be evaluated by a search committee, with final appointment approved by the Department Chair.

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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