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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ob/Gyn - 51958
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 05/09/2021
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. Dineo Khabele’s laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Khabele’s research laboratory uses a bi-directional translational research approach to develop novel drug combinations to treat ovarian cancer. Her lab group uses de-identified clinically annotated tissue samples and patient-derived xenograft models to validate molecular biomarkers and confirm mechanistic results for further testing in the clinic.

The successful applicant will utilize established cell-based and mouse models, functional genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics to investigate the following focus areas:

  • Epigenetic drug regimens for treating chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer.
  • Targeting macrophages in the ovarian tumor microenvironment.

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

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree. 
  • Experience with designing, analyzing, and interpreting experimental data.
  • Experience with reading and understanding scientific papers and applying these concepts to experimental design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques, including DNA, RNA, protein isolation; PCR, reverse transcription PCR, Immunoblot, and ELISA.
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and experience working with frozen and paraffin embedded tissue.
  • Experience with mouse models of cancer.
  • Ability to write manuscripts and contribute to grant applications.
  • Clear interest in ovarian cancer translational research is strongly preferred.
  • Strong background in cell and molecular biology.
  • Strong experience with handling and using rodent models.

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

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and a brief statement describing prior research and future goals to both Dr. Khabele (khabeled@wustl.edu ) and Magdalena Nelson (mdnelson@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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