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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatrics
University of Washington in Medical Lake, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 03/09/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Description

Position Summary

Our NIH-funded laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics is seeking an energetic, highly-motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to examine treatment pathways for the heart dysfunction, vascular calcification, and adynamic bone disorder associated with chronic kidney disease. Our group is amicable and supportive, and the research environment is outstanding. Experience in mouse models, protein and RNA analysis, histology, cell culture, and image analysis will be beneficial.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designs and conducts biomedical research experiments, including standard laboratory and molecular biology techniques, and work with animal models. 
  • Independently evaluates own research findings and communicates these to the laboratory team, PI, and collaborators. Prepares and delivers oral research presentations.
  • Prepares and submits research manuscripts to appropriate biomedical journals.
  • Promotes collegial interaction and open communication with other members of the lab.
  • Provides guidance to graduate students and other junior trainees regarding their experiments and data interpretation. 
  • Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research, including rules governing human subjects research and animal care and use.
  • Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate digital research records.
  • Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, design and conduct research, accurately and completely record findings, communicate results in oral and written forms, and generate manuscripts for publication. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Additional software experience (e.g., SPSS, imaging software, ImageJ) is desirable.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to BSL2 infectious agents, blood, and chemical hazards.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter/email, CV, and three references to Keith Hruska at hruska_k@wustl.edu .

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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 Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Position Summary

Our NIH-funded laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics is seeking an energetic, highly-motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to examine treatment pathways for the heart dysfunction, vascular calcification, and adynamic bone disorder associated with chronic kidney disease. Our group is amicable and supportive, and the research environment is outstanding. Experience in mouse models, protein and RNA analysis, histology, cell culture, and image analysis will be beneficial.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designs and conducts biomedical research experiments, including standard laboratory and molecular biology techniques, and work with animal models. 
  • Independently evaluates own research findings and communicates these to the laboratory team, PI, and collaborators. Prepares and delivers oral research presentations.
  • Prepares and submits research manuscripts to appropriate biomedical journals.
  • Promotes collegial interaction and open communication with other members of the lab.
  • Provides guidance to graduate students and other junior trainees regarding their experiments and data interpretation. 
  • Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research, including rules governing human subjects research and animal care and use.
  • Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate digital research records.
  • Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, design and conduct research, accurately and completely record findings, communicate results in oral and written forms, and generate manuscripts for publication. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Additional software experience (e.g., SPSS, imaging software, ImageJ) is desirable.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to BSL2 infectious agents, blood, and chemical hazards.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter/email, CV, and three references to Keith Hruska at hruska_k@wustl.edu .

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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 Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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