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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases, located on the Medical School Campus.
The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine is part of a dynamic multidisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to the study of local and systemic diseases affecting bone metabolism. In early 2012, the Division moved to a new space in the BJCIH as part of a Center for Musculoskeletal Research.
Conduct research projects, including developing new project concepts, autonomy in experimental designs, data analysis, presentation and publication of experiment results.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The research interest of this lab is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pathological bone loss. The project open for this position involves the study of osteomyelitis (bone infection). The approaches include the use of genetically engineered mice and pathogenic bacterial strains.
In concert with the principal investigator, the candidate is expected to design research protocols independently based on methods in the literature.
The candidate is expected to present data at meetings, publish the results and assist with grant preparation.
Excellent skills in cell culture and molecular biology, mouse genotyping, plasmid and retrovirus preparation and gene transfer, and protein analysis (Western blot, FACS, IHC/IF and ELISA).
Previous microbiology experience, especially with bacterial culture and genetic manipulation would be a plus, as would experience with whole animal imaging approaches such as bioluminescence imaging or microCT.
Strong written and oral communication skills are also essential, including a demonstrated ability to publish research results as peer-reviewed journal articles.
The applicant must demonstrate computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to store, analyze and present data (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
The applicant should be highly motivated, eager and quick to learn, careful, organized, and reliable.
The candidate must be able to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and collaborating investigators.
Applicant must possess a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent).
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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�.
Applicant Special Instructions:
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and C.V. to:
Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to blood and chemical hazards.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
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