Our lab is primarily focused on Aging. We are interested in extending healthspan, the period of a human’s life where they are healthy. An important component of this work is the study of Osteoporosis, i.e., bone loss, which predominantly occurs in aging women and its treatment with bisphosphonates. Approaches include CRISPR-based genetic screening, cellular and molecular imaging, cell culture and the use of rodent models to recapitulate human disorders.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine – Bone and Mineral Disease Division and located in the BJCIOH Building on the Medical School Campus.
This position is full-time. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
Applicant must possess a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D, Pharm.D. or equivalent).
The preferred candidate will have a strong background in biological techniques including histology, immunohistochemistry, recombinant DNA/cloning, PCR, mammalian cell cultures, expression and analysis of proteins, mouse handling and/or other animal work.
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. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, as evidenced by prior publications and presentations. The candidate must be able to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
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.
This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and C.V. to:
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.
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”.
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.
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