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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Oncology
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

A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Green Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The Green Lab studies basic mechanisms of cancer biology with the goal of improving outcomes for children with cancer. Our current research efforts are focused on the etiology of somatic mutagenesis in cancer, DNA damage response pathways that are activated by specific mutagens, and exploitation of DNA damage responses for targeted cancer therapy.

We are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated post-doctoral fellow to join our team. Our lab utilizes techniques that span across molecular biology, cell culture, animal models, and bioinformatics to investigate DNA damage and repair pathways in childhood cancer. There will be extensive opportunities for training to complement current skills, as well as opportunities to collaborate closely with outstanding scientists at Washington University and externally.

Required Qualifications

  • MD and/or PhD degree in a field related to cancer biology.
  • Relevant published research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and animal models of cancer.
  • Candidates with bioinformatics skills are encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.  The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, summary of research experience and interests, expected availability date, and contact information of three references to Dr. Abby Green (abby.green@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

A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Green Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The Green Lab studies basic mechanisms of cancer biology with the goal of improving outcomes for children with cancer. Our current research efforts are focused on the etiology of somatic mutagenesis in cancer, DNA damage response pathways that are activated by specific mutagens, and exploitation of DNA damage responses for targeted cancer therapy.

We are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated post-doctoral fellow to join our team. Our lab utilizes techniques that span across molecular biology, cell culture, animal models, and bioinformatics to investigate DNA damage and repair pathways in childhood cancer. There will be extensive opportunities for training to complement current skills, as well as opportunities to collaborate closely with outstanding scientists at Washington University and externally.

Required Qualifications

  • MD and/or PhD degree in a field related to cancer biology.
  • Relevant published research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and animal models of cancer.
  • Candidates with bioinformatics skills are encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.  The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, summary of research experience and interests, expected availability date, and contact information of three references to Dr. Abby Green (abby.green@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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